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April 8, 2016 - USA Department of Surgery to Host an Invited lecture and Workshop on Communications in the OR

The University of South Alabama Department of Surgery is hosting a lecture featuring Dr. Walter Peters, division chief of colon and rectal surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. Peters will present the invited lecture, titled “Implementing Crew Resource Management Principles in the Operating Room,” on April 21, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the USA Medical Center 2nd floor conference center.

During the talk, Dr. Peters will discuss how improved communication in the cockpit of commercial airlines improved airline safety and how these communication techniques can be used to improve quality of care in the operating room.

On Friday, April 22, at 7 a.m., Dr Peters will present a special workshop on fostering improved communication in the operating room. He will discuss how differing personalities among operating room personnel affect their communication and perceptions. The workshop will also be held in the USA Medical Center 2nd floor conference center.

Dr. Peters earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He completed his general surgery residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis where he served as chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis in 1988. In 2014, he was awarded the MBA in Healthcare Academic Award.

Both events are open to faculty, staff and students at USA.

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