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 55 (SURG55) Topics Include:  Treatment Options for Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer, Enhance Interaction with Different Personality Disorders, Role of the Radiologist in Treatment of Patients with Breast Cancer, Treating Adults with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias, Compare Outcomes of Gastric Bypass to Sleeve Gastrectomy, and more.

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

Full Course:
SURG55
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
SURG55A, SURG55B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

The Aging Surgeon/Elderly Patients/Melanoma

Prepare for aging and retirement from surgical practice; Appropriately select patients for preoperative cardiac evaluation; Explain the effects of patient frailty on surgical outcomes; Determine adequate radial margins for primary excision of melanoma; Identify patients with melanoma likely to benefit from sentinel lymph node biopsy and completion lymph node dissection.

Thyroid/Parathyroid/Stem Cells for Trauma

Select treatment options for patients with anaplastic thyroid cancer; Recognize the indications for surgery in patients with secondary and tertiary hyperparathyroidism; Identify candidates for remote-access thyroid surgery; Weigh the advantages and challenges of the transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA); Explain the potential therapeutic applications of stem cell therapy in trauma patients.

Trauma Update/Colorectal Issues

Formulate a protocol for treating patients with small bowel obstruction; Outline treatment strategies for the management of pancreatic trauma; Choose operative strategies for repair of duodenal injuries; Evaluate the risk of venous thromboembolic events in patients undergoing surgery for inflammatory bowel disease; Identify and plan treatment of patients with suspected anastomotic leak

Issues in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Implement strategies to reduce the cost of care for patients undergoing repair of incisional hernias; Modify preoperative risk factors in patients requiring repair of incisional hernias; List the perioperative steps of enhanced recovery protocols; Identify technical factors that reduce risk for recurrence of incisional hernia; Determine mesh locations associated with optimal outcomes.

Update on Surgery of the Foregut

Outline the surgical approaches for treating adults with congenital diaphragmatic hernias; Plan diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for patients with intestinal obstruction following gastric bypass surgery; Choose effective strategies to treat patients with ventral hernias and morbid obesity; Identify surgical techniques for sleeve gastrectomy that reduce the risk for leak and stenosis; Formulate an algorithm for the management of stenosis following sleeve gastrectomy.

The Difficult Patient

Identify transference and countertransference during patient encounters; Select strategies to enhance interaction with narcissistic, hostile, and seductive patients; Optimize interviews with difficult patients; Recognize the 7 factors that signal risk for violence on the Dynamic Appraisal of Situational Aggression tool; Use Dynamic Appraisal of Situational Aggression to evaluate patients in the emergency department.

Update on Antibiotics

List risk factors for Clostridium difficile disease; Select appropriate tests for the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile disease; Formulate treatment plans for severe and recurrent Clostridium difficile disease; Identify patient-specific factors that alter the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of antibiotics; Consider the use of continuous infusions and dosing software to optimize antibiotic therapy in critically ill patients.

Bowel Obstruction/Surgery for GERD/Bariatric Surgery

Dermine the preferred diagnostic modality for evaluating patients with small bowel obstruction; Choose patients with small bowel obstruction who are suitable for laparoscopic surgery; Evaluate the role of the endoscopic stent in the treatment of large bowel obstruction; Select patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease who are appropriate candidates for magnetic sphincter augmentation; Compare outcomes of gastric bypass to sleeve gastrectomy in patients with morbid obesity.

Update on Breast Cancer Surgery

Reduce the false-negative rate of sentinel lymph node biopsy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy; Perform lymph node biopsy using targeted axillary dissection; Adopt consensus guidelines for adequate surgical margins in patients with invasive breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ; Lower the risk for local recurrence in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ; Recognize the role of the radiologist in the treatment of patients with breast cancer.

Patients with Pacemakers/Fecal Transplantation

Interpret the electrocardiographic findings in patients with pacemakers; Recognize normal and abnormal pacemaker function; Perform a thorough physical examination, including examination of the pacemaker site, to diagnose conditions associated with pacemaker implantation; Describe the preparation for and administration of fecal microbiota transplantations; Discuss the role of fecal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection and other diseases.

Thyroid/Parathyroid/Stem Cells for Trauma

Select treatment options for patients with anaplastic thyroid cancer; Recognize the indications for surgery in patients with secondary and tertiary hyperparathyroidism; Identify candidates for remote-access thyroid surgery; Weigh the advantages and challenges of the transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA); Explain the potential therapeutic applications of stem cell therapy in trauma patients.

Trauma Update/Colorectal Issues

Formulate a protocol for treating patients with small bowel obstruction; Outline treatment strategies for the management of pancreatic trauma; Choose operative strategies for repair of duodenal injuries; Evaluate the risk of venous thromboembolic events in patients undergoing surgery for inflammatory bowel disease; Identify and plan treatment of patients with suspected anastomotic leak

The Difficult Patient

Identify transference and countertransference during patient encounters; Select strategies to enhance interaction with narcissistic, hostile, and seductive patients; Optimize interviews with difficult patients; Recognize the 7 factors that signal risk for violence on the Dynamic Appraisal of Situational Aggression tool; Use Dynamic Appraisal of Situational Aggression to evaluate patients in the emergency department.

Update on Antibiotics

List risk factors for Clostridium difficile disease; Select appropriate tests for the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile disease; Formulate treatment plans for severe and recurrent Clostridium difficile disease; Identify patient-specific factors that alter the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of antibiotics; Consider the use of continuous infusions and dosing software to optimize antibiotic therapy in critically ill patients.

Update on Breast Cancer Surgery

Reduce the false-negative rate of sentinel lymph node biopsy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy; Perform lymph node biopsy using targeted axillary dissection; Adopt consensus guidelines for adequate surgical margins in patients with invasive breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ; Lower the risk for local recurrence in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ; Recognize the role of the radiologist in the treatment of patients with breast cancer.

The Aging Surgeon/Elderly Patients/Melanoma

Prepare for aging and retirement from surgical practice; Appropriately select patients for preoperative cardiac evaluation; Explain the effects of patient frailty on surgical outcomes; Determine adequate radial margins for primary excision of melanoma; Identify patients with melanoma likely to benefit from sentinel lymph node biopsy and completion lymph node dissection.

Issues in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Implement strategies to reduce the cost of care for patients undergoing repair of incisional hernias; Modify preoperative risk factors in patients requiring repair of incisional hernias; List the perioperative steps of enhanced recovery protocols; Identify technical factors that reduce risk for recurrence of incisional hernia; Determine mesh locations associated with optimal outcomes.

Update on Surgery of the Foregut

Outline the surgical approaches for treating adults with congenital diaphragmatic hernias; Plan diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for patients with intestinal obstruction following gastric bypass surgery; Choose effective strategies to treat patients with ventral hernias and morbid obesity; Identify surgical techniques for sleeve gastrectomy that reduce the risk for leak and stenosis; Formulate an algorithm for the management of stenosis following sleeve gastrectomy.

Bowel Obstruction/Surgery for GERD/Bariatric Surgery

Dermine the preferred diagnostic modality for evaluating patients with small bowel obstruction; Choose patients with small bowel obstruction who are suitable for laparoscopic surgery; Evaluate the role of the endoscopic stent in the treatment of large bowel obstruction; Select patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease who are appropriate candidates for magnetic sphincter augmentation; Compare outcomes of gastric bypass to sleeve gastrectomy in patients with morbid obesity.

Patients with Pacemakers/Fecal Transplantation

Interpret the electrocardiographic findings in patients with pacemakers; Recognize normal and abnormal pacemaker function; Perform a thorough physical examination, including examination of the pacemaker site, to diagnose conditions associated with pacemaker implantation; Describe the preparation for and administration of fecal microbiota transplantations; Discuss the role of fecal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection and other diseases.

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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