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)

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Course Topics

Managing the Patient Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

Assist patients in implementing appropriate eating and behavioral habits in preparation for bariatric surgery; Establish goals for preoperative nutritional consultation before bariatric surgery; Recognize changes related to eating and lifestyle that patients commonly experience after bariatric surgery; Identify deficiencies of vitamins and minerals in patients who have undergone bariatric surgery; Provide patients with effective endoscopic options for bariatric surgery.

Update on Trauma and Critical Care Surgery

Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of hybrid operating rooms and rooms with portable C-arm devices for performance of endovascular techniques in trauma patients; Identify the effects of long-term use of opioids; Recognize factors associated with high risk for long-term adverse effects in patients treated in the intensive care unit; Implement an algorithm for the treatment of duodenal injuries; Employ appropriate surgical strategies in patients with pancreatic trauma.

Trauma Surgery/Pediatric Surgery

Design a plan that is appropriate for the management of penetrating neck injuries; Identify patients with penetrating abdominal trauma who can be safely treated nonoperatively; Recognize indications for surgical repair of rib fractures; Determine the optimal duration of postoperative administration of antibiotics in children with perforated appendicitis; Provide treatment for ovarian torsion in pediatric patients.

Thyroid Cancer/Fluid Management /Persistent Critical Illness Syndrome

Recognize multiple endocrine neoplasia 2 in patients with medullary thyroid cancer (MTC); Plan appropriate treatment for patients with MTC; Select noninvasive methods to assess volume status in critically ill surgical patients; Identify therapeutic interventions that increase the risk for persistent critical illness syndrome; Institute strategies that improve outcomes in critically ill surgical patients.

Tube Cholecystostomy/Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

Optimize timing of cholecystectomy for patients with acute cholecystitis; Compare options for the follow-up management of patients with a tube cholecystostomy; Choose effective surgical and nonsurgical options for the management of basal cell carcinoma of the skin; Design a plan for the management of regional lymph nodes in patients with squamous cell carcinoma; Treat patients with Merkel cell carcinoma.

Diverticulitis /Abdominal Sepsis /Ventilators

Evaluate the role of antibiotics in the treatment of patients with uncomplicated diverticulitis; List initial steps in the treatment of patients with abdominal sepsis; Choose appropriate treatment of oliguria in postoperative patients with abdominal sepsis; Select initial respiratory settings in patients requiring mechanical ventilation; Define the role of positive end-expiratory pressure in patients with respiratory failure.

Update on Hernia Management

Implement preoperative measures that decrease risk for complications in patients undergoing repair of ventral hernias; Optimize use of opioid analgesia in patients undergoing major abdominal wall reconstruction; Select patients with complex hernias for whom referral to specialty centers is most appropriate; Identify the causes of chronic groin pain after repair of inguinal hernia; Recognize the roles of open and laparoscopic techniques in the repair of umbilical hernia.

Update on Endocrine Surgery

List the indications for fine-needle biopsy of thyroid nodules; Determine whether a patient with a thyroid nodule would benefit from molecular testing; Specify the role of molecular testing in the prognosis of thyroid cancer; Identify patients with primary hyperparathyroidism in whom a surgical approach is appropriate; Choose appropriate diagnostic studies in patients for whom surgical resection is being considered for primary hyperparathyroidism.

Appendicitis/Colorectal Surgery

Evaluate the role of nonoperative therapy in the management of appendicitis; Select patients most likely to benefit from interval appendectomy; Determine the appropriate age to screen patients for colorectal cancer; Optimize treatment of edematous prolapsed hemorrhoids in pregnant and nonpregnant patients; Devise strategies for optimal treatment of patients with perforated rectal cancer.

Endoscopy/GERD/Hepatobiliary Surgery

Identify quality indicators for esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy; Recommend surveillance intervals in patients with adenomas of the colon; Plan diagnostic evaluations in patients with GERD; Select appropriate surgical options in patients with GERD; Plan a safe repair of a common bile duct injured during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.


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.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in General Surgery plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.


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