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 52 (SURG52) Topics Include:  Use of Antibiotics, Patients Who Take Opioids at Home, Reversal of Warfarin, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Crohn Disease, and more.

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

Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Update on Colorectal Cancer

Treat patients with locally advanced rectal cancer according to the standard of care; Evaluate the role of short-course radiation therapy in the treatment of rectal cancer; Identify patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who are likely to benefit from locoregional therapy; Plan the management of locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer; Apply the genomic analysis of colorectal cancer to clinical practice.

Antibiotics/Achalasia

Implement strategies for the protection of antibiotics; Guide the use of antibiotics by measurement of procalcitonin levels; Choose appropriate antimicrobial therapy for skin and soft tissue infections; Diagnose achalasia based on clinical, radiographic, and manometric findings; Compare pneumatic dilation with Heller myotomy for the management of achalasia.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Abdominal Vascular Emergencies

Prioritize and implement the recommended techniques for cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Recognize the unique requirements of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in pediatric and obstetric patients; Formulate an algorithm for the emergency treatment of tachyarrhythmias; Utilize biomarkers for the workup of abdominal vascular emergencies; Choose imaging modalities for diagnosing abdominal vascular emergencies.

An Update on Inflammatory GI Disorders

Distinguish between Nissen fundoplication and magnetic sphincter augmentation; Compare the safety profile of Nissen fundoplication with that of magnetic sphincter augmentation; Formulate a diagnostic algorithm for patients with suspected hepatocellular carcinoma; Evaluate patients diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma; Select appropriate candidates to undergo liver resection and transplantation.

Pain Management/Resuscitation/Unnecessary Transfers

Manage perioperative pain in patients who take opioids at home; Differentiate optimal treatment of acute pain from that for chronic pain; Recognize indications for fluid resuscitation in trauma patients; Choose appropriate fluids for use in resuscitation of trauma patients; Develop protocols to reduce unnecessary transfers.

The Bleeding Patient

Apply strategies for the reversal of warfarin in a bleeding patient; Compare fresh frozen plasma with prothrombin complex concentrate for reversing warfarin-induced coagulopathy; Utilize idarucizumab for reversal of anticoagulation in patients taking dabigatran; Choose preferred approaches to reverse the anticoagulant effects of factor Xa inhibitors; Apply extravascular compression (eg, exovascular extracavitary techniques) to control hemorrhage from the extremities and junctional zones.

Update on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Choose preferred surgical approaches and anastomotic techniques for patients with Crohn disease; Outline treatment options for patients with rectal stricture secondary to Crohn disease; Recognize factors associated with adverse outcomes in pregnant patients with IBD; Provide preconception counseling to women with IBD; Identify hereditary factors that contribute to the development of IBD.

Trauma/Islet Cells/Venous Compression

Implement measures to reduce the number of preventable deaths in trauma patients; Employ techniques that reduce the incidence of incisional hernia; Choose appropriate techniques for repair of incisional hernias in contaminated surgical fields; Assess patients and donors for characteristics that affect the quality of pancreatic islet cell harvesting; Select patients likely to benefit from the use of compression stockings.

GI Update

Plan a diagnostic workup for patients presenting with right upper quadrant pain; Use endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in the management of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction; Choose treatment strategies for patients with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction types 2 and 3; Evaluate the role of defecography, colonic transit scintigraphy, and anal manometry in patients with constipation; Develop and implement an algorithm for the treatment of patients with constipation.

Ethics/Liver Transplantation

Foster ethically appropriate surrogate decision-making; Comply with policies for organ donation after cardiac death; Assess the advantages and challenges of current methods of allocating donor livers; Define the role of liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma; Plan management strategies for patients with hepatitis C who require liver transplantation.

Antibiotics/Achalasia

Implement strategies for the protection of antibiotics; Guide the use of antibiotics by measurement of procalcitonin levels; Choose appropriate antimicrobial therapy for skin and soft tissue infections; Diagnose achalasia based on clinical, radiographic, and manometric findings; Compare pneumatic dilation with Heller myotomy for the management of achalasia.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Abdominal Vascular Emergencies

Prioritize and implement the recommended techniques for cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Recognize the unique requirements of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in pediatric and obstetric patients; Formulate an algorithm for the emergency treatment of tachyarrhythmias; Utilize biomarkers for the workup of abdominal vascular emergencies; Choose imaging modalities for diagnosing abdominal vascular emergencies.

Pain Management/Resuscitation/Unnecessary Transfers

Manage perioperative pain in patients who take opioids at home; Differentiate optimal treatment of acute pain from that for chronic pain; Recognize indications for fluid resuscitation in trauma patients; Choose appropriate fluids for use in resuscitation of trauma patients; Develop protocols to reduce unnecessary transfers.

Trauma/Islet Cells/Venous Compression

Implement measures to reduce the number of preventable deaths in trauma patients; Employ techniques that reduce the incidence of incisional hernia; Choose appropriate techniques for repair of incisional hernias in contaminated surgical fields; Assess patients and donors for characteristics that affect the quality of pancreatic islet cell harvesting; Select patients likely to benefit from the use of compression stockings.

GI Update

Plan a diagnostic workup for patients presenting with right upper quadrant pain; Use endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in the management of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction; Choose treatment strategies for patients with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction types 2 and 3; Evaluate the role of defecography, colonic transit scintigraphy, and anal manometry in patients with constipation; Develop and implement an algorithm for the treatment of patients with constipation.

Update on Colorectal Cancer

Treat patients with locally advanced rectal cancer according to the standard of care; Evaluate the role of short-course radiation therapy in the treatment of rectal cancer; Identify patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who are likely to benefit from locoregional therapy; Plan the management of locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer; Apply the genomic analysis of colorectal cancer to clinical practice.

An Update on Inflammatory GI Disorders

Distinguish between Nissen fundoplication and magnetic sphincter augmentation; Compare the safety profile of Nissen fundoplication with that of magnetic sphincter augmentation; Formulate a diagnostic algorithm for patients with suspected hepatocellular carcinoma; Evaluate patients diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma; Select appropriate candidates to undergo liver resection and transplantation.

The Bleeding Patient

Apply strategies for the reversal of warfarin in a bleeding patient; Compare fresh frozen plasma with prothrombin complex concentrate for reversing warfarin-induced coagulopathy; Utilize idarucizumab for reversal of anticoagulation in patients taking dabigatran; Choose preferred approaches to reverse the anticoagulant effects of factor Xa inhibitors; Apply extravascular compression (eg, exovascular extracavitary techniques) to control hemorrhage from the extremities and junctional zones.

Update on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Choose preferred surgical approaches and anastomotic techniques for patients with Crohn disease; Outline treatment options for patients with rectal stricture secondary to Crohn disease; Recognize factors associated with adverse outcomes in pregnant patients with IBD; Provide preconception counseling to women with IBD; Identify hereditary factors that contribute to the development of IBD.

Ethics/Liver Transplantation

Foster ethically appropriate surrogate decision-making; Comply with policies for organ donation after cardiac death; Assess the advantages and challenges of current methods of allocating donor livers; Define the role of liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma; Plan management strategies for patients with hepatitis C who require liver transplantation.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

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

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