Fred H. Edwards, MD

Shands Jacksonville, University of Florida,
College of Medicine–Jacksonville,
Jacksonville, Florida

Victor A. Ferraris, MD, PhD

Department of Surgery
University of Kentucky
Department of Surgery
Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky

Paul A. Kurlansky, MD

Columbia University, New York, New York

Kevin W. Lobdell, MD

Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute,
Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, North Carolina

Xia He, MS

Duke Clinical Research Institute
Durham, North Carolina

Sean M. O’Brien, PhD

Duke Clinical Research Institute,
Duke University School of Medicine,
Durham, North Carolina

Anthony P. Furnary, MD

Starr-Wood Cardiac Group, Portland, Oregon

J. Scott Rankin, MD

Centennial Medical Center,
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Christina M. Vassileva, MD

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Springfield, IL

Frank L. Fazzalari, MD, MBA

Section of Cardiac Surgery,
University of Michigan, Rochester, Michigan

Mitchell J. Magee, MD

HCA North Texas Division, Dallas, Texas

Vinay Badhwar, MD

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ying Xian, MD, PhD

Duke Clinical Research Institute
Durham, North Carolina

Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute,
St. Petersburg, Florida

Moritz C. Wyler von Ballmoos, MD, PhD

Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

David M. Shahian, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Accredited by

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- describe what is meant by “failure to rescue” (FTR).
- employ FTR as a form of quality improvement.
- incorporate FTR as part of morbidity and mortality reviews.
- recognize which complications “benefit” most from timely and effective rescue.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2016-Aug-01
Expiration Date:2018-Aug-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
System Requirements:
Internet Access and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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