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Safety in Spine Surgery Project – S3P

1st Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Month | April 2021

 

Dr. Vitale founded the Safety in Spine Surgery Project (S3P) to identify ways to enhance the safety and sustainability of spine surgery.

Safety in Spine Surgery Month:

Chairman: Michael Vitale, MD

Co-Chairmen: John Flynn, MD; Roger Härtl, MD; Larry Lenke, MD; Rajiv Sethi, MD

 

History of The Safety in Spine Surgery Project

Dr. Vitale founded The Safety in Spine Surgery Project (S3P) in 2016 to help improve safety in spine surgery across the nation. The mission of the Safety in Spine Surgery Project (S3P) is to identify ways to enhance the safety and sustainability of spine surgery and work with stakeholders in spine surgery, including but not limited to patients, providers, payers, and purchasers, to prevent harm. S3P hosts the annual Spine Safety Summit which brings spine surgeons from around the world to New York to learn about the latest ways to improve culture, create dedicated teams, and follow best practices to make spine surgery safe.


 


Dr. Michael Vitale, Chair, introduces Safety in Spine Surgery Month

Introduction

Founded and directed by the Safety in Spine Surgery Project (S3P), and chaired by Michael Vitale, MD, the goal of this project is to improve safety in spine surgery by sharing guidelines, techniques, and protocols that make care better, and to share lessons learned from participants who developed specific, successful safety protocols.

This will be accomplished by the partnership of S3P with surgeons, medical professionals, medical device companies, and hospitals.

Over time the S3P project will help improve the statistics showing high numbers of medical and surgical errors that have recently been highlighted by US government agencies, medical societies, patient groups, and throughout the media. These errors cause unnecessary human suffering, damage the reputation of the medical community, and dramatically increase costs.

Get Involved

It is the belief of the program directors that all major healthcare stakeholders are obligated to invest their expertise and funds to dramatically enhance patient safety.

1. Partner with Us—Your hospital, organization, or company can become part of the solution! Contact Kate Laney for details.

2. Attend Webinars—Sign up to attend the webinars on April 15 & April 29. The Best New Methodologies and Techniques to Enhance Safety in Spine Surgery award winners will present live.

3. Contribute Your Ideas—Get active on social media during the month of April using #SafetyinSpineSurgery and #S3P. We welcome your tips, questions, and best practices!

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SAFETY IN SPINE SURGERY: FIRST DO NO HARM—WEBINAR SERIES

Safety in Spine Surgery: Checklists and Guidelines Which Make Spine Surgery Safer

April 15, 2021 | 7:00-9:00 pm EST


 

SAFETY IN SPINE SURGERY: FIRST DO NO HARM—WEBINAR SERIES

Safety in Spine Surgery: Leveraging the Team to Make Spine Surgery Safer

April 29, 2021 | 7:00-9:00 pm EST

Webinar recording will be available soon.