Anesthesia providers have always been critical members of surgical teams, but worked outside of the surgeon and patient relationship. Now, as a result of value-based healthcare and a new focus on the patient experience, anesthesiologists are playing a more visible in the perioperative process.
Anesthesiologist Adam Blomberg’s discusses anesthesiologists’ role as perioperative physicians in his article, "Education Improves Patient Satisfaction and Patient Safety," published in Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) newsletter.
“Most importantly, better patient education leads to better patient safety. When a preoperative consultation is a true dialogue—with patients and anesthesia care team members asking and answering questions—we learn even more about the patients and, as a result, can further tailor their care in the most effective way.”
Adam L. Blomberg, M.D. is the Chief of Anesthesiology for Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. as well as the National Education Director for Sheridan Healthcare’s Anesthesia Division. He serves on the Anesthesia Quality Committee at Sheridan as the co-chair of the Clinical Education & Best Practice Subcommittee. He has held positions at Memorial on the Physician's Satisfaction Committee and the Multidisciplinary Peer Review Committee as well as the Co-Chair of the Surgical Services Executive Committee.