The webinar, entitled “How the Anesthesia Care Team Model Can Contribute to Clinical Quality Excellence in Your OR,” highlighted the benefits of this staffing model and clarified the role of CRNAs in the collaborative care team environment. In addition, case studies from two West Coast hospitals illustrated the model’s impact in improving quality and efficiency in the operating room and lessening the burden of staffing shortages.
Featured speakers included Robert Farrar, MD, JD, vice president of medical affairs for Somnia Anesthesia; Brent Sommer, CRNA at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, CA; and Frank Schramm, MD, chief of anesthesia at Providence Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Everett, WA.
During the webinar, Dr. Schramm explained that the change to a care team model at his hospital resulted in a reduction in the facility’s anesthesia subsidy. He also described the Anesthesia Department’s "sliding scale supervision model," where patients are assigned to either an anesthesiologist, a CRNA or to an anesthesiologist-
To listen to the full webinar recording, visit http://info.somniaanesthesiaservices.com/
About Somnia Anesthesia
Founded in 1996 by practicing anesthesiologists, Somnia Anesthesia is a full-service clinical anesthesia solutions partner, providing support in all areas of anesthesia including leadership, recruiting, revenue cycle management, payor contracting, quality assurance, billing and credentialing to hospitals, surgery centers and office based surgical facilities. Owned and operated by physicians, Somnia provides locally recruited anesthesia teams, supported by an unmatched national infrastructure that delivers the economies of scale clients demand. Anesthesia services continues to be Somnia’s only business. For more information visit: http://www.somniaanesthesiaservices.com.
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Anesthesia services provider serving hospitals, surgery centers and office-based practices nationwide.