AAOS Now, October 2016
AAOS Puts Patient Safety at the Forefront
Taking a cue from the adage about safety in numbers, more than 150 representatives from more than 75 healthcare organizations came together near AAOS headquarters in August to take part in the inaugural National Surgical Patient Safety Summit (NSPSS). Sponsored by the AAOS and the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the summit had two goals: to develop new safety standards for surgical care and surgical education and to identify surgical safety knowledge gaps and research priorities.
Talking Politics with Patients
With presidential elections just weeks away, many physicians are finding themselves involved in political discussions—with each other and, perhaps, with patients. However, in the current political climate, physicians may decide to keep a wide berth around any form of political discussion with patients. In the facility where I work, the administration has asked that employees refrain from making politically charged comments in public areas.