This educational activity is designed to incorporate evidence-based pathophysiology, diagnosis, and/or treatment of surgical disorders into clinical practice. Speakers will utilize departmental quality improvement data, M&M data, and patient safety data to improve outcomes of surgical disease and other aspects of surgical patients’ general health. Evidence-based date regarding the changing aspects/newer approaches to surgical disease will be analyzed, and critical issues related to surgery within the broader scope of American health care will be discussed.
After surveying the literature, we found some major, general shortcomings in current clinical practice:
- Adherence to the guidelines for prevention of surgical site infections and thromboembolic events
- Familiarity with the latest guidelines developed by national and international societies based on evidence-based medicine.
- Detection of stress, fatigue, and maintaining a work-life balance.
- Awareness of advances in surgical subspecialties.
- Awareness of proper methods of professional communication and handoffs.
- Cognizance of methods of surgical innovation.
Grand Rounds will address each of these shortcomings by utilizing nationally known experts in the field. Each week will provide diverse information pertaining to these issues.
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
General Surgeons, Physician Assistants, Allied Health Care Professionals
Appendicitis: Appendectomy or Antibiotics?:
- Identify clinical symptoms of appendicitis.
- Evaluate current treatment algorithms of appendicitis.
- Determine risks and benefits of medical management of appendicitis
Rural General Surgery
- Describe shortage of rural general surgeons and some of the reason for the shortage.
- Describe the typical practice of a rural general surgeon.
- Discuss outcomes for rural general surgery.
- Discuss some ways to encourage residents to choose a career in rural general surgery.
Appendicitis: Appendectomy or Antibiotics?
Justin Dux, MD, General Surgery Resident
Rural General Surgery
Rob McMillan, MD, General Surgery Resident
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
- 1.00 MOC Part IIMOC Part II credit.