Grand Rounds - Dec. 16, 2022
"Strong Body & Mind: Best Practices for Perioperative Care for Older Surgical Patients"

Speaker: Katie Schenning, MD, MPH, MCR. Associate Professor, Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine; Assistant Medical Director, Perioperative Medicine Clinic, Oregon Health & Science University.




  1. Review the definition and prevalence of frailty and pre-existing cognitive impairment.
  2. Understand the importance of preoperative frailty and cognitive screening using formal tools.
  3. Describe the risk factors for postoperative delirium.
  4. Quantify the costs of frailty/postoperative neurocognitive disorders to a health system.
  5. Introduce delirium prevention pathways.
  6. Advocate for a coordinated, interdisciplinary approach to reversing frailty and preventing postoperative delirium in Central Oregon and SCHS.

Accreditation: St. Charles Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. St. Charles Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

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Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals

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