Anaheim, CA, May 1-4, 2018

Perioperative Care Boot Camp

Perioperative Surgical Home | Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

“Grasp the actual nuts and bolts needed to implement the PSH and ERAS models at your hospital”
Zeev Kain, MD, MBA
Founder: Perioperative Surgical Home Summit

Dear Friends,

Don't be concerened, I am testing this letter.


Zeev Kain, MD, MBA

Founder: Perioperative Surgical Home Summit
Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care
Executive Director, Center for Stress & Health
University of California, Irvine

About the Conference

We are delighted to announce the second Enhanced Recovery after Surgery-Perioperative Surgical Home (ERAS-PSH) Boot Camp continuing medical education will be held June 9-11, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  This boot camp course was developed by Dr. Kain, who is the founder of the Perioperative Surgical Home Summit, in direct response to clinical institutions contacting us to learn more about the actual implementation of these two clinical and operational models.

The PSH-ERAS Boot Camp is intended to focus on the operational and clinical foundation of building and maintaining a PSH and ERAS program.  The first day of the program will be devoted solely to the "nuts and bolts" of setting up an enhanced recovery-PSH program and the second day will focus on essential topics in perioperative medicine.  The course will feature a collaborative faculty from the disciplines of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Hospital Medicine and Nursing from organizations such as Stanford, UCSF, Harvard, University of Michigan, University of Alabama and University of California-Irvine.  Of interest is that several of the faculty are private practice clinicians who have actually implemented these models in their own orgnizations and as such bring "real life" experince.

Enrollment is limited to 150 participants to enhance the learning and networking atmosphere. Teams that include nurses, physicians and hospital executives are highly encouraged to register.


  • Anesthesiologists
  • Hospitalists
  • Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • OR Directors
  • Healthcare Executives
  • Perioperative Teams

Conference Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants should be better able to:

  • Utilize change management principles to make the case for Perioperative Surgical Home and Enhanced Recovery; create the vision for their own organization and engage all stakeholders.
  • Build the business plan and return of investments (ROI) for a PSH-ERAS model at their own institutions.
  • Discuss the fundamentals of a Periopetrative Surgical Home project management plan and exploring process improvement methodologies.
  • Learning how to gain access to data and fundamentals of Information Technology.
  • Identify the right metrics for a successful PSH-ERAS model and build dashboards for both operational and executive needs.
  • Be able to identify barriers between best practice and possible; SIPOC, Process Maps.
  • Discuss the need to build clinical pathways and order sets as part of the PSH model.
  • Recognize the fundamentals of optimization, risk stratification and prehabilitation of patients before surgery.
  • Achieve proficiency in the recognition and management of common medical problems commonly encountered in the perioperative patient.
  • Outline the principles and implementation of Enhanced Recover After Surgery (ERAS) and goal-directed therapy (GDT).
  • Evaluate special considerations of postoperative fever, hospital acquired infections and sepsis (CLABSI, CAUTI).
  • Identify the emerging issues in the management of fall prevention, PT/OT strategies, safe early ambulation.
  • Evaluate the guidelines and or best practices of early nutrition and early mobilization.
  • Discuss the importance of preventing readmissions and basics of Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) care.
  • Identify the emerging issues in failure to rescue and optimal discharge disposition.

General Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance  with  the  accreditation  requirements and policies of the Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development.  The designation was based upon the quality of the educational activity and its compliance with the standards and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).


Credit Designation

Category 1:  Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Nurse CE:  Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for up to 17.0 credit hours for nurses.  Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation I this activity.


Disclosure Policy 
Duke University's Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is committed to presenting continuing education (CE) activities that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and are independent of the control of commercial interests.  Full disclosure of conflicts and conflict resolutions will be made prior to the activity in writing via handout materials, insert, or syllabus.


The Perioperative Care Boot Camp is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstance and complies fully with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact our office at 714 875-0182 on or before June 1, 2017.