Ophthalmology Grand Rounds Episode 76: Eyes on Change: Reducing our Carbon footprint, one QI project at a time and QI Project: Cataract Surgery educational videos



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Eyes on Change: Reducing our Carbon Footprint, One QI Project at a Time
Saumya Shah, MD

QI Project: Cataract Surgery Educational Videos
Blake Fortes, MD


Learning Objectives

  • Identify ways in which ophthalmology contributes to climate change
  • Describe strategies for mitigating the contribution of our field to carbon emissions
  • Recognize the degree of waste reduction achievable from using a smaller-sized surgical drape during cataract surgery
  • Describe the current areas for improvement regarding patient education of cataract surgery and practice efficiency in cataract consultations.
  • Summarize a quality improvement process for implementation of cataract surgery educational videos prior to cataract consultations with the surgeon to improve patient knowledge, satisfaction, and surgeon efficiency.

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Course summary
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  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.75 Attendance
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Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.75 Attendance


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