Thu, Jan 30, 2020, 12:00 PM – Thu, Jan 30, 2020, 01:00 PM


Member Price: Free | Non-Member Price: $98 | CPE Credit: 1

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Collaborating with clinicians in the adoption of best practice of anesthesia gas administration during surgery requires consideration of multiple factors, including clinical efficacy, environmental impact, and cost of care. Significant practice variations among clinicians exist without strong, supportive evidence. Reducing this variation can be a significant opportunity for hospitals to reduce costs and environmental harm without negatively affecting patient experience or quality. Leading practice anesthetic agent use should also drive purchasing agreements for gas and disposables, capital decisions, and other supply chain strategies.

How this Session Relates to the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement: Standardizing to best practice use of anesthesia gas requires balancing multiple factors, including clinical quality, environmental effects, and creative vendor strategies that can only be achieved through a clinical integration model of supply chain team partnering with anesthesia providers. As more clinically integrated models like these are developed, it will lead the furthering of CQO achievements.

*Participants who attend this webinar may earn up to 1 AHRMM Continuing Education Credit toward recertification of the Certified Materials Resource Professional, or the initial or renewal of the AHRMM Fellow designation. In addition, attendees may earn up to 1 ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Decipher the clinical, environmental, and cost differences between common anesthetic gas agents
  • Discuss the important clinical factors to consider when contracting with vendors
  • Apply the fundamentals of CQO when collaborating with clinicians to work toward clinical integration

Target Audience:

  • This webinar is recommended for clinicians, anesthesia department, pharmacy executives, quality improvement staff, and supply chain directors and executives


  • Brian Chesebro, MD, Medical Director, Environmental Stewardship, Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Jimmy Chung, MD, MBA, FACS, Associate VP, Perioperative Portfolio, Providence St. Joseph Health