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About the CME Physician Spotlight

Have you modified patient care or implemented a change in your practice due to the knowledge you gained from a CME conference? Tell us your story and you could be featured in the next CME Physician Spotlight. In your follow-up survey from the CME Department, explain how education impacted your practice or improved patient outcomes. Or, email us your story at Your feedback also helps us improve our conferences.​


Anthony M. Gonzalez, M.D., FACS, FASMBS, "I have attended, organized, and coordinated many Baptist Health CME meetings. The educational content is excellent and I always learn something that will benefit my patients."


Jean L. Tre​scott, Ph.D., R.N., P.A. “Loved the Medical Errors course online, so glad I took it with ya’ll, it was the best I’ve ever taken. I recommended it to a friend.” Learn more about our Medical Errors physician and psychologist courses here. Jean L. Trescott, Ph.D., R.N., P.A., Licensed Psychologist & Nurse, Geriatric and Family Psychology


The delivery began normally for Jason James, M.D., and the Family Birth Place team at Baptist Hospital. Mother and baby seemed fine, and no complications were expected. Everything changed in an instant, however, when it became clear they were dealing with a case of shoulder dystocia, an emergency situation that occurs when the baby’s head passes through the birth canal but its shoulders become stuck behind the mother’s pelvis.

"I had recently been through a scenario at the Patient Safety Simulation Lab (PSSL), and that experience helped me to remember to assign clear roles to the staff, to remain calm and to stick with protocols," Dr. James said. "In an emergency, sometimes seconds feel like forever. But the Lab helps you learn to make the mental adjustments so that you remain calm and in charge."

The PSSL, which opened on the Baptist Hospital campus in 2011, offers dozens of crisis management and other classes for physicians, nurses and other clinical staff. It has run simulations for Code Rescue and Code Blue situations, obstetric hemorrhage and even specific scenarios for surgeons and operating room staff, ED groups and more. Used extensively in the aviation industry and the military, simulation is a proven technology that helps to identify potential safety concerns, said Vicky Lopez-Beecham, M.D., medical director of the Patient Safety Simulation Lab.



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