TRACK(S): Management and Administration in OEM
William G. Buchta, MD, MS, MPH, FACOEM*, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Michael J. Hodgson, MD, MPH*, OSHA, Washington, DC
Allison L. Jones, MD, MS, FACOEM*, Carle Clinic, Urbana, IL
Mark Russi, MD, MPH*, Yale University, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT (Moderator)
Exposures to bloodborne pathogens occur in up to 15% of surgical procedures. Ergonomic and psychosocial stresses are severe among peri-operative and nursing staff, and incidental exposures to anesthetic gases, lasers, smoke plumes and airborne pathogens occur commonly. This session will summarize the exposures, review reasonable and effective interventions, and discuss successful implementation strategies and will explore and highlight novel physician practice models featuring new opportunities for data collection using state of the art surgical simulation centers. Proposals of how we can protect and advance physicians physical and psychological health in these environments at early, mid, late and re-entry career stages will be explored and presented.