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

Upper GI Issues

Evaluate patients for antireflux surgery; Describe new techniques used in the surgical management of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease; Select the appropriate timing for repair of giant paraesophageal hernias; Identify key steps in the surgical repair of giant paraesophageal hernias; Describe the role of obesity and use of proton pump inhibitors in the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma.

Endocrine Surgery/Lymph Node Management

Choose and interpret laboratory tests for the diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism (PH); Evaluate the role of 4-gland exploration in patients undergoing surgery for PH; Formulate an algorithm for the management of adrenal incidentalomas; Cite indications for sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with melanoma; Determine whether elective lymph node biopsy is indicated in a patient with melanoma.

Update on Breast Cancer

Recognize the role of axillary lymph node dissection in patients with breast cancer; Select patients with ductal carcinoma in situ most likely to benefit from nonsurgical treatment; Evaluate pathologic complete response rate after neoadjuvant therapy in patients with breast cancer; Choose among available genomic tests to optimize therapy in patients with breast cancer; Identify genomic markers that are useful prognostic indicators in patients with breast cancer.

Cholecystitis/Diverticulitis/Breast Cancer

Choose optimal strategies for the treatment of patients with acute cholecystitis; Create an algorithm for the treatment of the patient with acute cholecystitis and elevated results of liver function tests; Evaluate the role of primary resection and anastomosis in the management of acute diverticulitis; Explain the goals of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer; Select patients with breast cancer most likely to benefit from neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

Infectious Disease /DVT Prophylaxis

dentify patients who requires treatment for asymptomatic bacteriuria; Administer appropriate therapy for patients with infections of central venous catheters; Select the type and duration of antibiotic therapy for patients with skin and soft tissue infections; Implement surgical bundles to prevent surgical site infections in patients undergoing colorectal surgery; Evaluate the need for extended prophylaxis to prevent venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing colorectal surgery.

Issues in Colorectal Surgery

Consider strategies to manage small bowel obstruction in patients with Crohn disease; Incorporate techniques for safely performing emergency subtotal colectomy; Evaluate treatment options for the management of anal fistulas; Plan options for the management of unresectable polyps of the colon and rectum; Adopt techniques to decrease postoperative pain following hemorrhoidectomy.

Colorectal Cancer/Management of Bleeding

Compare clinicopathologic features of colorectal cancer in younger and older individuals; Select appropriate candidates for treatment of rectal cancer by local excision; Evaluate the role of local excision in the treatment of patients with T2 rectal cancer; Describe the technique of complete mesocolic excision; Formulate strategies for the management of presacral bleeding during total mesorectal excision.

Palliative Care /Data Interpretation /Transfusion

Cite the advantages of palliative care programs for surgical patients; Identify patients on acute care surgery services for whom palliative care should be considered; Assess the role of big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in clinical practice; Implement recommended massive transfusion protocols in trauma patients; Recognize the influence of fibrinolysis on outcomes of care of trauma patients.

Rectal Cancer /HIPEC/Watch-and-wait Strategy

Optimize the use of diagnostic modalities in pretreatment evaluation of patients with rectal cancer; Determine the optimal timing of surgery after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in patients with rectal cancer; Provide patients with effective options for treatment of rectal cancer; Select patients most likely to benefit from cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy; Evaluate treatment options in patients with pathologic complete response after total neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer.

Perioperative Pain Management /Patient Transfers

Adopt key points of federal guidelines for treatment of patients who take opioids long-term; Explain maladaptive mechanisms in the central nervous system that lead to chronic pain syndromes; Formulate a perioperative treatment plan for patients who take opioids long-term; Provide patients receiving long-term opioid therapy with effective options for management of perioperative pain; Optimize the transfer of patients to facilities offering higher levels of care.

Additional Information

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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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