ASSH PIM-CME on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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From: 06/09/2014 To: 12/31/2016
The focus of this CME activity is increase knowledge and understanding of the diagnosis and surgical and non-surgical treatment option for carpal tunnel syndrome. 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.
- To analyze the assessment and non-surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.
- To identify the best performances for surgical management of carpal tunnel syndrome.
- To describe the treatment alternatives for management of complications after carpal tunnel release.
This course is a performance improvement module, which requires you to upload clinical data to the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery website, assess your outcomes against your peers, develop and implement a performance improvement plan, and upload another set of clinical data to the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery website.
This activity is only option to Orthopaedic Surgeons board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, as this is a partnership between the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
To qualify for the full 20 hours of CME credit, you must successfully upload 10 carpal tunnel cases to the ABOS website (5 CME Credit Hours); create a performance improvement plan on the ABOS website, complete the plan, and document the completion on the ABOS website (5 CME Credit Hours); and upload another 10 carpal tunnel cases to the ABOS website (10 CME Credit Hours).
The estimated time to complete this course is 20 hours.
John G. Seiler, III, MD
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The American Society for Surgery of the Hand designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 20.00 "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 completing each phase of the program.
The material presented in this continuing medical education program is made available by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the best or only methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situation discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement or opinion of the authors or presenters that may be helpful or of interest to other practitioners. Attendees agree to participate in this medical education program sponsored by ASSH with full knowledge and awareness that they waive any claim they may have against ASSH for reliance on any information presented in this educational program. In addition, the attendees also waive any claim they have against ASSH for injury or other damages that may result in any way from their participation in this program. All of the proceedings of the ASSH PIM-CME on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome course are intended for limited publication only, and all property rights in the material presented, including common – law copyright, are expressly reserved by the speaker or ASSH. No statement of presentation made is to be regarded as dedicated to the public domain. Any sound reproduction transcript or other use of the material presented at this course without the permission of the speaker or ASSH is prohibited to the full extent of common – law copyright in such material. ASSH is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant. The approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is required for procedures and drugs that are considered experimental. Instrumentation systems discussed and/or demonstrated in or at ASSH educational programs may not yet have received FDA approval.