Intraoperative bleeding in bariatric surgery significantly impacts patient morbidity and mortality. Bleeding during bariatric procedures is difficult to accurately quantify leading to inappropriate selection of hemostatic agent and inefficiencies during surgery. The use of a validated, clinician-reported scale to standardize definitions for intraoperative bleeding can reduce patient risk, enhance product labeling, and promote comparisons among study results. This symposium will discuss the need for a validated intraoperative bleeding scale, review study outcomes related to feasibility and validation of an intraoperative bleeding scale, and outline strategies for implementing an intraoperative bleeding scale in bariatric procedures to improve patient outcomes and efficiencies.

Grant Funding by Baxter
Continuing Medical Education Provided by Pfiedler Education

Accreditation: Pfiedler Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: Pfiedler Education designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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