Surgery

General Surgery Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Surgeons, Internists, General Practitioners, Specialists, Sub-Specialists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 53 (SURG53) Topics Include:  Perioperative Care of Obese Patients, Flank Hernia Repair, GI Perforations, Surgical Site Infections, Control Bleeding, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
SURG53
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
SURG53A, SURG53B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Update on Breast Cancer Surgery

Specify the indications and benefits of neoadjuvant systemic therapy for patients with breast cancer; Evaluate a patient who has received neoadjuvant systemic therapy; Manage care for the axilla in patients undergoing neoadjuvant systemic therapy; Apply consensus guidelines for adequate margins of resection in breast conservation therapy; Consider measures to reduce the risk for positive surgical margins in patients undergoing breast conservation therapy.

Abdominal Wall/Colorectal Surgery

Implement measures to reduce postoperative complications following reconstruction of the abdominal wall; Perform dermatome mapping in patients with chronic pain following repairs of inguinal hernia; Weigh the potential advantages and shortcomings of robotic surgery on the foregut Select patients with sigmoid diverticulitis who are most likely to benefit from resection; Identify endoscopic methods to treat perforations of the gastrointestinal tract.

The Obese Patient

Explain pathophysiologic mechanisms that cause resistance to weight loss in individuals with obesity; Identify medical comorbidities associated with obesity; Perform preoperative evaluations of patients with obesity; Implement measures to improve the perioperative care of patients with obesity; Apply surgical techniques that enhance the operative management of patients with obesity.

Issues in Colorectal Surgery

Compare laparoscopic and open surgery for the treatment of rectal cancer; Formulate treatment strategies for patients with diverticulitis; Weigh surgical options for patients with inflammatory bowel disease being treated with biologic agents; Consider the role of ileal pouch-anal reconstruction for patients with Crohn disease; Implement measures to reduce the risk for surgical site infections.

Gallstones/Hernia Programs/Reimbursement Changes

Evaluate patients suspected of having common bile duct stones; Treat patients with common bile duct stones after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass; Manage common bile duct stones found during laparoscopic cholecystectomy; Elaborate on the components and value to an institution of a successful hernia repair program; Adopt the requirements of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) in clinical practice.

Pancreatic Cysts/Transfusions/Ureteral Injuries

Follow an algorithm for the treatment of patients with pancreatic cysts; Recognize the indications for resection in patients with mucinous cystic neoplasms and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms; Implement balanced resuscitation and damage control resuscitation in trauma patients; Use transfusion of cryopreserved red blood cells and liquid plasma to treat trauma patients; 5. Prevent or identify injuries of the ureter during colorectal operations.

Hernia Repair/Resuscitation

Identify key components and areas of controversy in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery programs; Use appropriate techniques for the repair of acquired flank hernias; Weigh the benefits and limitations of the various techniques for the treatment of parastomal hernias; Select effective strategies for the resuscitation of
trauma patients; Implement the Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines for the treatment of trauma patients.

Surgery in the Female Patient

Manage perioperative care of the pregnant patient; Determine when to perform sentinel lymph node biopsy for a patient with breast cancer who is receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy; Implement measures to reduce the false-negative rate of sentinel lymph node biopsy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer; Stratify high-risk and low-risk subtypes of breast cancer; Select patients with breast cancer who may benefit from tumor gene panels.

Update on Colon and Rectal Surgery

Select strategies that increase the rate of sphincter preservation and improve oncologic outcomes for patients with rectal cancer; Assess the role of full-thickness local excision in the management of rectal cancer; Implement the "watch and wait" approach for patients with rectal cancer who exhibit complete clinical responses to chemoradiotherapy; Identify treatment modalities that promote healing of the anal sphincter; Consider the Altemeier procedure for patients with rectal prolapse.

Issues in Damage Control

Control bleeding in the extremities; Apply tourniquets to patients with injuries of the extremities; Devise an initial treatment plan for patients with life-threatening pelvic fractures; Recognize advantages of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta for patients with pelvic fractures; Develop strategies for the management of open abdomen after trauma.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Update on Breast Cancer Surgery

Specify the indications and benefits of neoadjuvant systemic therapy for patients with breast cancer; Evaluate a patient who has received neoadjuvant systemic therapy; Manage care for the axilla in patients undergoing neoadjuvant systemic therapy; Apply consensus guidelines for adequate margins of resection in breast conservation therapy; Consider measures to reduce the risk for positive surgical margins in patients undergoing breast conservation therapy.

The Obese Patient

Explain pathophysiologic mechanisms that cause resistance to weight loss in individuals with obesity; Identify medical comorbidities associated with obesity; Perform preoperative evaluations of patients with obesity; Implement measures to improve the perioperative care of patients with obesity; Apply surgical techniques that enhance the operative management of patients with obesity.

Gallstones/Hernia Programs/Reimbursement Changes

Evaluate patients suspected of having common bile duct stones; Treat patients with common bile duct stones after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass; Manage common bile duct stones found during laparoscopic cholecystectomy; Elaborate on the components and value to an institution of a successful hernia repair program; Adopt the requirements of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) in clinical practice.

Hernia Repair/Resuscitation

Identify key components and areas of controversy in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery programs; Use appropriate techniques for the repair of acquired flank hernias; Weigh the benefits and limitations of the various techniques for the treatment of parastomal hernias; Select effective strategies for the resuscitation of
trauma patients; Implement the Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines for the treatment of trauma patients.

Update on Colon and Rectal Surgery

Select strategies that increase the rate of sphincter preservation and improve oncologic outcomes for patients with rectal cancer; Assess the role of full-thickness local excision in the management of rectal cancer; Implement the "watch and wait" approach for patients with rectal cancer who exhibit complete clinical responses to chemoradiotherapy; Identify treatment modalities that promote healing of the anal sphincter; Consider the Altemeier procedure for patients with rectal prolapse.

Abdominal Wall/Colorectal Surgery

Implement measures to reduce postoperative complications following reconstruction of the abdominal wall; Perform dermatome mapping in patients with chronic pain following repairs of inguinal hernia; Weigh the potential advantages and shortcomings of robotic surgery on the foregut Select patients with sigmoid diverticulitis who are most likely to benefit from resection; Identify endoscopic methods to treat perforations of the gastrointestinal tract.

Issues in Colorectal Surgery

Compare laparoscopic and open surgery for the treatment of rectal cancer; Formulate treatment strategies for patients with diverticulitis; Weigh surgical options for patients with inflammatory bowel disease being treated with biologic agents; Consider the role of ileal pouch-anal reconstruction for patients with Crohn disease; Implement measures to reduce the risk for surgical site infections.

Pancreatic Cysts/Transfusions/Ureteral Injuries

Follow an algorithm for the treatment of patients with pancreatic cysts; Recognize the indications for resection in patients with mucinous cystic neoplasms and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms; Implement balanced resuscitation and damage control resuscitation in trauma patients; Use transfusion of cryopreserved red blood cells and liquid plasma to treat trauma patients; 5. Prevent or identify injuries of the ureter during colorectal operations.

Surgery in the Female Patient

Manage perioperative care of the pregnant patient; Determine when to perform sentinel lymph node biopsy for a patient with breast cancer who is receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy; Implement measures to reduce the false-negative rate of sentinel lymph node biopsy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer; Stratify high-risk and low-risk subtypes of breast cancer; Select patients with breast cancer who may benefit from tumor gene panels.

Issues in Damage Control

Control bleeding in the extremities; Apply tourniquets to patients with injuries of the extremities; Devise an initial treatment plan for patients with life-threatening pelvic fractures; Recognize advantages of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta for patients with pelvic fractures; Develop strategies for the management of open abdomen after trauma.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Anesthesiology, Pain Management, TraumaObesity and Orthopedics.

If you have taken the current General Surgery CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

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