Surgical Services Effectiveness

New, systemwide Case Priority Levels have been established to standardize the way in which surgical cases are categorized. The goal of this education is to inform clinicians in the surgical services space of the system standard UPMC Case Priority levels within Epic and SurgiNet. 

Register for UPMC Case Prioritization Categories and Surgical Scheduling Documentation

Knowing a patient’s Perioperative Risk Score for 30 Day Mortality and Major Adverse Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Events (MACCE) is better for the patient and the surgeon. Awareness of the patient’s mortality and MACCE risk allows for shared decision making between the patient and the surgeon and additional time to mitigate risk.

Register for Perioperative Risk Score Implementation and Risk-Based Adaptive Care Model Education Series

Important: Registration for any course within the Clinical Patient Access Coursework must be approved by Wolff Learning Academy. Approvals occur throughout the day, most often occurring the day of registration (Monday – Friday). An automated email will be sent to the learner when course registration has been approved.

It is the function of the Operating Room to schedule surgical cases for members of the Medical Staff who are credentialed by the respective business unit to perform designated surgical procedures. The Operating Room functions on a block scheduling method. The purpose of this learning module is to describe procedures for block scheduling and management across all UPMC facilities. 

Register for the UPMC Block Scheduling Guidelines learning module