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Rural Surgeons’ Course Announcement

The American College of Surgeons’ Nora Institute for Surgical Patient Safety is holding its second annual skills course for rural surgeons.
“Advanced Skills Training for Rural Surgeons: Complex Wound Care and Specialized Diagnostic Techniques”

Saturday, September 29, 2012
98th Annual Clinical Congress Chicago, IL
8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

This course is designed to address the scope of practice unique to the rural surgeon. The pre-course didactic portion will cover basic concepts of wound management, including facial and hand injuries and the basic principles of using skin flaps for wound closure. There will also be didactic material on the basic principles of ultrasound. The on-site portion of the course will utilize immersive simulation and hands-on mentored practice to present modules managing difficult wounds, including lacerations of the hand and face. The ultrasound module will include the use of ultrasound for diagnosis and treatment of breast lesions and central line insertion.

Participant comments from the May 2011 Rural Surgeons’ Skills course:

“This course offered more that I will put into my practice than any other course I have attended. I am already making plans to attend next year.”

“The skills sessions used various simulation models for hands-on mentored practice.”

“The content was practical, well taught and accompanied by outstanding simulations. The folks in the simulation lab are geniuses!”

Last year the course was sold-out so register early at http://www.facs.org/clincon2012/index.html#

For more information contact: skillscourses@facs.org