Basma Mohamed, MBChB, Recognized as a 2023 Quality Hero

This week UF Health has been hosting the 2023 Patient Safety Quality Week with speakers, education and poster sessions, and Quality Hero recognitions.

Doctor Mohamed receiving a quality award.

Basma Mohamed, MBChB, assistant professor of anesthesiology and assistant program director for resident wellness, was nominated by her colleagues for the Outstanding Clinical Faculty/Advanced Practice Provider Quality Award for her contributions to quality, safety and patient experience at UF Health. “This award is well-deserved,” said Lawrence Caruso, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology and physician director of quality for anesthesiology. “Dr. Mohamed’s clinical knowledge and understanding of processes, combined with her relentless commitment to quality improvement, are improving care for our patients.”

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Department of Anesthesiology poster for Patient Safety and Quality Week.

Mohamed has been a champion for UF Health’s Enhanced Recovery After Surgery initiative, also known as ERAS. She leads multi-disciplinary teams to systematically address each aspect of the surgical process. “This work is definitely a team effort. I’m so lucky to work with such a wonderful team,” said Mohamed.  

Mohamed’s work on ERAS has covered all aspects of surgery from preoperative to postoperative to monitoring. She developed ERAS patient education sheets and established a process for anemia assessment. She educated providers and staff regarding interoperative and postoperative aspects of the ERAS process. Additionally, she worked with units to improve documentation of mobility and incentive spirometry and guided the development of standard reports that address processes and outcomes.

Patient Safety & Quality Week Poster Session

Department of Anesthesiology poster at Patient Safety and Quality Week.

In addition to receiving this award, Mohamed’s poster on ERAS for the Patient Safety & Quality Week poster session was chosen as an Outstanding Abstract. The poster titled, “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathway for posterior cervical surgery: a retrospective propensity-matched cohort study” was also authored by Sandra Yan, M.D., Ken Porche, M.D., and Daniel Hoh, M.D., from the department of neurosurgery and Cynthia Garvin, Ph.D., from the department of anesthesiology.

The department had another poster at the Patient Safety & Quality Week poster session titled, “Reducing Intraoperative Blood Product Waste in Abdominal Transplants”. This poster was authored by Josh Sappenfield, M.D., Brandon Lopez, M.D., Christopher Giordano, M.D., Stephanie Gore, MSN, R.N., and Meghan Brennan, M.D., from the department of anesthesiology; Precious Ichite, B.S., from the College of Medicine; Thiago Beduschi, M.D., Ashraf El-Hinnawi, M.D., Mark Johnson, M.D., Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., Ph.D., and Daiki Soma, M.D, Ph.D., from the department of surgery; Monique Huggins and Michael Passwater from the UF Health Shands Hospital Blood Bank; and Christine Simmons, MSN, R.N., from perioperative services.

Congratulations to all and thank you for your commitment to patient safety and quality!