This is an internet-based, enduring material CME activity based upon the digital capture of an instructional course (ICL01) presented at the 2010 ASSH Annual Meeting.
Date of Original Release: This course was initially presented and recorded on October 7, 2010.
Termination Date: The course is available for CME credit through September 30, 2013.
Chair: Donald H. Lalonde, MD
Faculty: John G. Seiler, MD, W.P. Andrew Lee, MD, Peter C. Amadio, MD
Financial or Commercial Disclosures:
ASSI Instruments Consultant (Lalonde)
Consulting Fees e.g. Advisory Board: OrthoHelix (Seiler)
Ownership Interest: BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. (Lee)
- Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to compare the current evidence available for assessment and management of carpal tunnel syndrome to their own practice and make improvements that they deem necessary.
- Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to view recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome with an evidence based approach.
- Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to incorporate tourniquet free, sedation free carpal tunnel release into their practice if they choose to.
- Upon completion of this course, with the help of MOC data, participants will be armed with the knowledge of what the majority of American surgeons are doing in their carpal tunnel surgery practices.
- Upon completion of this course and its multiple choice question examinations at the end of the course, the participants will have satisfied and ABPS MOC requirements for part 2 (continuing medical education (ABOS and ABPS)) and part 4 (improvement in practice (ABPS)) for the carpal tunnel module.
Course Format: This course consists of an online pre-test, four online videos, a handout which can be viewed online or downloaded, an online post-test, and an online evaluation.
Participation Requirements: To qualify for CME credit, participants must complete each part of this course, and receive a 100% passing grade on the post-test by September 30, 2013. Participants will be allowed three attempts to pass the test.
Estimated Time: The estimated time to complete this course is 1 hour.
CME Credit Hours: The American Society for Surgery of the Hand designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 1.00 "AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™". Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The ASSH is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Please note that CME is granted only after correctly answering all questions. Click here for full information on ASSH CME policies.
Course Summary: The focus of the course is to review, condense, and present the best available up to date evidence in carpal tunnel surgery. The style will be a practical, useful approach to the topic for those with emphasis on attempting to improve practice. Participants will be able to compare their practices to what the evidence is telling us. The best evidence on preoperative assessment, anesthesia, surgical plan, outcomes and complications will be presented. This course is also designed for the mature surgeon who has been performing carpal tunnel surgery for a number of years, and who may be undergoing MOC (maintenance of certification) requirements for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) or the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).
This course has been approved by ABPS and ABOS for credits required for fulfilling both part 2 (continuing medical education) and for ABPS for part 4 (improvement in performance in practice) of MOC for the carpal tunnel module. All other surgeons and residents are welcome as well. The course providers are writers of recent evidence based review articles on carpal tunnel surgery and executive directors of the ABOS and ABPS responsible for the creation and implementation of MOC for orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons. Data on what surgeons are actually doing in America has begun to be collected by ABPS and ABOS. This data will be shared with the participants so they can see what their colleagues in North America are actually doing and seeing in terms of preoperative assessment, anesthesia, surgical plan, outcomes, and complications.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to incorporate tourniquet free, sedation free carpal tunnel release into their practice if they choose to. There will be a post test given at the end of the course. The multiple choice questions will be evidence based. Upon completion of this course and its multiple choice question examinations at the end of the course, the participants will have satisfied ABOS and ABPS MOC requirements for part 2 (continuing medical education) and ABPS part 4 (improvement in practice) for the carpal tunnel module.
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