The Leading Edge

March 2019 – Vol. 38, No. 2

Even a laryngosaurus can learn

Which one of today’s ideas will be tomorrow’s solutions? About 10 years ago, my home institution, the University of Washington Medical Center here in Seattle, served as the only U.S. site in the World Health Organization’s “Surgical Safety Saves Lives” pilot study of a standardized operating room checklist. I had been out of training for 10 years already and didn’t think much of this step other than that it was one more hassle.


AAO-HNS reviews and comments on the ABMS “Vision Initiative” draft recommendations

As if the medical community needed another pillar of uncertainty, the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission, created to review “continuing certification” within the context of medical practice, released their draft report with 15 numbered recommendations moving forward.