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 54 (SURG54) Topics Include:  Screening for Colorectal Cancer, Trama Patients in the Rural Setting, Imagine Tests as Adjuncts in the Diagnosis of DSTI, Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA), Splenic Trauma in Children, and more.

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

Full Course:
SURG54
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
SURG54A, SURG54B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Screening Tests/Patient Communication

Recommend options for screening patients at average or high risk for colorectal cancer; List the clinical criteria, laboratory tests, and probability models for identifying patients at risk for hereditary colorectal cancer; Formulate an algorithm for evaluating patients with suspected Lynch syndrome; Evaluate the benefits of screening patients for lung cancer; Improve communication with patients when discussing the value of surgical treatment.

Health Care Economics/Intracranial Hemorrhage

Discuss the goals and consequences of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Evaluate parameters used to define quality in health care; Incorporate aspects of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act into surgical practice; Identify risk factors for delayed intracranial hemorrhage in patients with minor head trauma; Manage a patient on anticoagulation therapy who has sustained a minor traumatic brain injury.

Critical Care Update

Diagnose persistent immunosuppression, inflammation, and catabolism syndrome; Implement measures to promote anabolism in patients with chronic critical illness; Cite recent changes to the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock; Adopt a head-to-toe approach to identify the source of infection in sepsis; Predict prognosis and outcomes in patients with sepsis using the Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) and quickSOFA (qSOFA).

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Update on Thoracic Surgery

Formulate a treatment plan for patients with Barrett esophagus; Determine the role of endoscopic mucosal resection for the treatment of esophageal diseases; Compare video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery to robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery; Weigh the benefits and risks of video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy compared with thoracotomy; List the indications for resection of metastatic testicular tumors of the thorax.

Trauma Care/Measuring Surgical Quality

Implement strategies that improve care of trauma patients in the rural setting; Recognize the responsibilities of level I and II trauma centers in caring for trauma patients at critical access hospitals; Reverse the effects of warfarin and novel oral anticoagulants in the bleeding patient; Appropriately use prothrombin complex concentrate for urgent reversal of anticoagulation; Evaluate the methods used to define the quality of surgical care.

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction/Rectal Cancer

Employ appropriate techniques to enhance outcomes in patients undergoing repair of paraesophageal hernias; Determine the optimal location for placement of mesh in the repair of ventral hernias; Use the robotic approach to surgery in patients with chronic postoperative groin pain; Optimize efficiency in robotic surgery; Evaluate the role of a watch-and-wait approach in patients with rectal cancer who have complete clinical response to chemoradiation therapy.

Colorectal and Anorectal Issues

Select ideal candidates for local excision of rectal cancer; Explain the role of local excision for patients with T2 rectal cancer; Highlight technical details and explain potential benefits of total mesocolic excision for patients with colon cancer; Determine the utility of high-resolution anoscopy for the treatment of high-grade dysplasia of the anus; Formulate treatment strategies for patients with pilonidal disease.

Thoracic Trauma/Surviving Sepsis

Outline recommended approaches to the evaluation and treatment of patients with rib fractures; Identify key therapeutic interventions for patients with pulmonary contusion; Evaluate the role of observation and the use of pigtail catheters in the treatment of patients with pneumothorax; Recognize factors that increase the risk for mortality in patients with severe sepsis being treated in hospital wards; Implement methods to enhance early recognition of severe sepsis.

Update on Pediatric Abdominal Trauma

Follow guidelines for treatment of splenic trauma in children; Compare surgical with nonoperative treatment of children with pancreatic injury; Select appropriate patients for damage control laparotomy; Diagnose abdominal compartment syndrome in children; Choose among treatment options for children with pelvic fractures.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Deep Soft Tissue Infections/Pain Management

Choose appropriate imaging tests as adjuncts in the diagnosis of DSTI; Recommend adequate fluid resuscitation, appropriate antibiotics, and emergent surgical consultation for the management of DSTIs; Recognize the risk factors for severe or chronic pain after surgery; Implement evidence-based strategies for the management of acute postoperative pain; Formulate a regimen of postoperative pain control for a patient taking opioids preoperatively.

Screening Tests/Patient Communication

Recommend options for screening patients at average or high risk for colorectal cancer; List the clinical criteria, laboratory tests, and probability models for identifying patients at risk for hereditary colorectal cancer; Formulate an algorithm for evaluating patients with suspected Lynch syndrome; Evaluate the benefits of screening patients for lung cancer; Improve communication with patients when discussing the value of surgical treatment.

Update on Thoracic Surgery

Formulate a treatment plan for patients with Barrett esophagus; Determine the role of endoscopic mucosal resection for the treatment of esophageal diseases; Compare video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery to robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery; Weigh the benefits and risks of video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy compared with thoracotomy; List the indications for resection of metastatic testicular tumors of the thorax.

Trauma Care/Measuring Surgical Quality

Implement strategies that improve care of trauma patients in the rural setting; Recognize the responsibilities of level I and II trauma centers in caring for trauma patients at critical access hospitals; Reverse the effects of warfarin and novel oral anticoagulants in the bleeding patient; Appropriately use prothrombin complex concentrate for urgent reversal of anticoagulation; Evaluate the methods used to define the quality of surgical care.

Colorectal and Anorectal Issues

Select ideal candidates for local excision of rectal cancer; Explain the role of local excision for patients with T2 rectal cancer; Highlight technical details and explain potential benefits of total mesocolic excision for patients with colon cancer; Determine the utility of high-resolution anoscopy for the treatment of high-grade dysplasia of the anus; Formulate treatment strategies for patients with pilonidal disease.

Deep Soft Tissue Infections/Pain Management

Choose appropriate imaging tests as adjuncts in the diagnosis of DSTI; Recommend adequate fluid resuscitation, appropriate antibiotics, and emergent surgical consultation for the management of DSTIs; Recognize the risk factors for severe or chronic pain after surgery; Implement evidence-based strategies for the management of acute postoperative pain; Formulate a regimen of postoperative pain control for a patient taking opioids preoperatively.

Health Care Economics/Intracranial Hemorrhage

Discuss the goals and consequences of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Evaluate parameters used to define quality in health care; Incorporate aspects of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act into surgical practice; Identify risk factors for delayed intracranial hemorrhage in patients with minor head trauma; Manage a patient on anticoagulation therapy who has sustained a minor traumatic brain injury.

Critical Care Update

Diagnose persistent immunosuppression, inflammation, and catabolism syndrome; Implement measures to promote anabolism in patients with chronic critical illness; Cite recent changes to the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock; Adopt a head-to-toe approach to identify the source of infection in sepsis; Predict prognosis and outcomes in patients with sepsis using the Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) and quickSOFA (qSOFA).

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction/Rectal Cancer

Employ appropriate techniques to enhance outcomes in patients undergoing repair of paraesophageal hernias; Determine the optimal location for placement of mesh in the repair of ventral hernias; Use the robotic approach to surgery in patients with chronic postoperative groin pain; Optimize efficiency in robotic surgery; Evaluate the role of a watch-and-wait approach in patients with rectal cancer who have complete clinical response to chemoradiation therapy.

Thoracic Trauma/Surviving Sepsis

Outline recommended approaches to the evaluation and treatment of patients with rib fractures; Identify key therapeutic interventions for patients with pulmonary contusion; Evaluate the role of observation and the use of pigtail catheters in the treatment of patients with pneumothorax; Recognize factors that increase the risk for mortality in patients with severe sepsis being treated in hospital wards; Implement methods to enhance early recognition of severe sepsis.

Update on Pediatric Abdominal Trauma

Follow guidelines for treatment of splenic trauma in children; Compare surgical with nonoperative treatment of children with pancreatic injury; Select appropriate patients for damage control laparotomy; Diagnose abdominal compartment syndrome in children; Choose among treatment options for children with pelvic fractures.

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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