How should a perfusionist deal with a difficult surgeon
How should a perfusionist deal with a difficult surgeon

How should a perfusionist deal with a difficult surgeon

  • Faculty: Program director Joseph Basha, CCP; Tammy Sparacino, CCP; Mike Brown, CCP
  • Date: December 12th, 2019 9:00 am
  • CEU’s: 1.86 CEUs
  • Price: $27.9
  • Category 1 SDCE CEU
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A lighthearted, but highly informative discussion about dealing with difficult surgeons, and even difficult colleagues and other team members. 

Learn from a panel with over 100 years of collective experiences. 
This program will help you in how to manage those high maintenance personalities and situations. 

Effective Strategies for Perfusionists in Handling Difficult Surgeons

Presented By: This video features detailed analysis and commentary from experienced healthcare professionals, including perfusionists and surgeons, with dramatic re-enactments to illustrate key points.

Video Overview: This detailed and insightful video offers a comprehensive exploration of the challenges perfusionists face when dealing with difficult surgeons. It begins with a dramatized incident involving an anesthesiologist and a nurse that quickly escalates into a serious conflict, setting the stage for an in-depth discussion on conflict management, communication strategies, and maintaining professional integrity under pressure.

The session is structured to provide a real-world context to these challenges, making it an invaluable resource for perfusionists looking to enhance their interpersonal skills and effectiveness within the surgical team.

Educational Objectives:

  • Interpersonal Dynamics Understanding: Delve into the complex dynamics that often exist between surgeons and perfusionists, and learn how power imbalances and communication barriers can lead to conflicts.
  • Conflict Resolution Techniques: Equip yourself with robust conflict resolution techniques that are effective in high-stress environments like operating rooms.
  • Professional Communication: Master the art of communication, learning how to articulate concerns and suggestions without escalating tensions.
  • Ethical Considerations and Patient Safety: Understand the ethical considerations that come with navigating conflicts, focusing on strategies that prioritize patient safety and outcomes.

Detailed Content Breakdown:

  • Incident Analysis: The video provides a moment-by-moment breakdown of the initial incident, offering insights into the triggers and responses that led to the conflict. This analysis is supplemented with expert commentary that explains the psychological and professional underpinnings of such interactions.
  • Expert Panel Discussion: A panel of experienced perfusionists, surgeons, and conflict resolution experts discuss the broader implications of the featured incident and share their experiences and strategies for managing similar situations. This discussion is aimed at helping viewers generalize the lessons learned to a variety of situations they might encounter in their own practices.
  • Communication Workshop: The video includes a workshop segment where effective communication strategies are demonstrated through role-play scenarios. These scenarios show both poor and effective communication practices, providing clear, practical examples of how to handle similar situations.
  • Real-Life Applications: Viewers will see several case studies where the principles discussed are applied in different settings, emphasizing the versatility and necessity of good communication and conflict resolution skills in healthcare.
  • Follow-Up Recommendations: The video concludes with a set of actionable recommendations that perfusionists can implement immediately in their work environments. These include tips for ongoing professional development, resources for further learning, and strategies for fostering a positive work culture.

Audience Insight: This video is essential for perfusionists at all levels of their career, from novices seeking foundational skills to seasoned professionals aiming to refine their approach to conflict and communication. It also serves as a critical resource for other operating room personnel, including surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists, who will benefit from a deeper understanding of the perfusionist’s role and perspectives in managing OR conflicts.

Key Takeaways: By the end of this video, viewers will have a nuanced understanding of the complexities involved in OR interpersonal relations and be better equipped to handle them with confidence, professionalism, and a focus on patient-centric outcomes. The strategies discussed will not only help in diffusing tensions but will also contribute to building a more collaborative and respectful working environment.

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Meet Your Instructor

Program director Joseph Basha, CCP

Program director Joseph Basha, CCP

Joseph has been a practicing clinical perfusionist for 40 years. Joseph is the CEO of Houston Extracorporeal Technologies and is the program director of The New Orleans Conference

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Tammy Sparacino, CCP

Tammy Sparacino, CCP

Tammy graduated from Texas Heart Institute and had been practicing for nearly 17 years in the Houston and surrounding areas

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Mike Brown, CCP

Mike Brown, CCP

Micheal Ray Brown, CCP, LP, is a graduate of The Texas Heart School of Perfusion Technology. He has been a perfusionist for 38 years in and around the city of Houston

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