July 2016

All CME activities are held 7:00-8:00 am in the Saccomanno Education Center, located on the fifth floor of St. Mary's Hospital, unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 7:00 - 8:00 am

"Understanding Human Error in Healthcare"

Thomas Peterson, MD, FAAP
VP, Chief Safety Officer
Denver, CO

  • Gain a better understanding of the science of human error.
  • Understand how error prevention can apply to you in the healthcare setting.
  • Learn tools, skills and behaviors you can use and apply throughout your career.
  • Apply error prevention tactics in any setting.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:00 - 8:00 am

"Cancer survivorship: What? Why? How?”

Paula Marchionda, MD
Grand Junction, CO


  • Define Cancer Survivorship
  • Describe the STAR program and how to refer patients to it
  • Identify follow-up needs of Cancer Survivors and which provider is responsible for what
  • Discuss the roles of Primary Care & Oncology in follow-up care for your cancer patient

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

"Patient Blood Management"

Carolyn Burns, MD
Louisville, KY


  • Review general understanding of the risk and benefits of transfusion
  • Discuss the evolution of restrictive transfusion practice (RBCs, Plasma, and Platelets)
  • Asses pharmaceutical intervention: the old and the new
  • Review transfusion safety

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

"Inpatient Pain Management"

Christopher Taggart, MD
Grand Junction, CO


  • Review management of acute pain in multiple complex situations, i.e. patient already on chronic opiates and patients undergoing Medicine assisted therapy
  • Discuss Management strategies to identify pain in a patient with an opioid use disorder
  • Review mechanics of higher level pain management and adjunctive pain management

Course objectives and disclosures are available on the eeds.com website. The St. Mary’s Hospital CME Committee has no disclosures to report at this time.

Questions or suggestions? Please call the CME Department at (970) 298-2594