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Findings from the Department
of Outcomes Research and
Outcomes Research Consortium

 

The Department of Outcomes Research is the administrative center for the international Outcomes Research Consortium, a group of more than 100 clinical investigators. In general outcomes research seeks to link the care people get to the outcomes they experience. Our specific interest is to evaluate inexpensive, low-risk interventions that are easy to implement yet likely to markedly improve outcome. These reviews summarize treatments we’ve developed and how they fit into existing knowledge.

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Case-Based Lessons

Temperature Monitoring and Perioperative Thermoregulation
Estimated Time:   2 hours
Release Date:   August 22, 2008
Type:  Case-Based Lesson
Technical Requirements: None
Expiration Date:  August 27, 2015
Specialties:   Anesthesiology/Pain Management, Critical-Care
Defeating Normal Thermoregulatory Defenses: Induction of Therapeutic Hypothermia
Estimated Time:  30 minutes
Release Date:  June 5, 2009
Type: Case-Based Lesson
Technical Requirements: None
Expiration Date:  August 27, 2015
Specialties: Anesthesiology, Critical-care
Perioperative Heat Balance
Perioperative Heat Balance
Daniel I. Sessler
Estimated Time:  90 minutes
Release Date:   June 9, 2009
Type: Case-Based Lesson
Technical Requirements: None
Expiration Date:  August 27, 2015
Specialties: Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Critical-care
Perioperative Shivering: Physiology and Pharmacology
Perioperative Shivering: Physiology and Pharmacology
Jan L. DeWitte, MD
Daniel I. Sessler
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Estimated Time:  2 hours
Release Date:   May 20, 2008
Type: Case-Based Lesson
Technical Requirements: None
Expiration Date:  August 27, 2015
Specialties: Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Critical-care
Prevention and Treatment of Perioperative Hypothermia
Estimated Time:   30 minutes
Release Date:   May 30, 2008
Type: Case-Based Lesson
Technical Requirements: None
Expiration Date:  August 27, 2015
Specialties: Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Critical-care

Series Objectives

  1. Review the effects of regional and general anesthesia on thermoregulatory control.
  2. Discuss heat balance and how surgical patients become hypothermic.
  3. Review the consequences of hypothermia and how to maintain normothermia
  4. Identify methods of reducing the risk of surgical infection.

Activity Director

Daniel I. Sessler, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Outcomes Research
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

This CME activity was produced by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Center for Continuing Education and the Outcomes Research Consortium.