September 11, 2014

Bedside Matters rounds "Fractured Skull...Fractured Family" to be Wednesday, Sept. 17

The next Bedside Matters, an hour-long, monthly rounds geared toward helping Vanderbilt University Medical Center health care providers deal with the social and emotional issues of caring for patients and families, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The brownbag lunch event, held in 202 Light Hall from noon to 1 p.m., is titled: “Fractured Skull…Fractured Family.”

The panel will discuss how to determine an appropriate surrogate decision maker; how to determine the goals of care in a patient who lacks capacity; and how to interpret a living will.

The presenters will be: Adam King, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Anesthesiology; Andy Wooldridge, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine; and Elizabeth Heitman, M.D., associate professor of Medicine.

The free event is open to VUMC staff, faculty and students. No registration is required. CME, CEU and Contact Hours will be offered.