Pediatric Surgical Care Initiative Update


The Pediatric Surgical Care quality initiative will be holding six collaborative learning sessions across the next few months. This initiative will focus on providing general surgeons with information about best practices surrounding common surgical procedures performed on the pediatric population. SCW will partner with pediatric surgeons from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the American Family Children’s Hospital to communicate changes in national practice guidelines for pediatric surgical care. 

Our first topic will be pediatric umbilical hernia repair. In Wisconsin, pediatric umbilical hernias are often repaired at younger ages than evidence-based best practices recommend, and earlier on average than in other states. We will discuss timing of repair, surgical techniques including contraindications to using mesh, and appropriate opioid prescribing. 

Are you interested in participating? Fill out the short survey below to receive more information about this initiative. The next session will be held on Thursday, December 19, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.