It’s Not Always About Anesthesia: Teamwork

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Class A Credits: 1.25

Format: Video

Run time: 76 mins

Course Launch Date: 12/3/19

Course Expires: 12/2/22

The course will allow the learner to discuss collaborative leadership to engage across specialties to bring the best to each patient at the right time.  The learner will also outline best communication processes for continuity of care and outcomes.


Post-Test Attempt Notice
A minimum passing score of 80% is required to pass this course. You have TWO opportunities to achieve a passing score. If you fail to achieve a passing score of 80%, you will not receive CE credit for this course.

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  • Discuss collaborative leadership to engage across specialties to bring the best to each patient at the right time.
  • Outline best communication processes for continuity of care and outcomes.

Desiree Chappell, MSNA, CRNA

Managing Editor, Partner, US Lead | TopMedTalk

Desiree Chappell, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is based in Louisville, KY.  Working at the hospital and system level as a project team lead for anesthesia groups, she has coordinated and assisted with the implementation of successful Enhanced Recovery Programs.  Desiree serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Enhanced Recovery, the Scientific Advisory Panel for Evidenced Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM) – USA, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists- Enhanced Recovery After Surgery – Shared Interest Group Assistant Chair and Partner, Managing Editor and USA lead for TopMedTalk, a leading medical podcast.



Gretchen VanDerBosch, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutrition Manager, Advocate-Aurora Healthcare

Gretchen works as a system lead and has been Chair of Advocate’s Nutrition Committee for the past 20+ years, she has worked to standardize nutrition care throughout the entire Advocate/Advocate-Aurora system.  Gretchen has a passion for malnutrition and patient outcomes.  Her creative ideas have led to several publications the latest being on surgical outcomes.



Julie Thacker, MD


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