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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Surgery

Online Course - MOC Approved

This is an internet-based, enduring material CME activity based upon the digital capture of an instructional course (IC07) presented at the 2013 ASSH Annual Meeting.

Date of Original Release: This course was initially presented and recorded on October 3, 2013.

Termination Date: The course is available for CME credit through October 31, 2016.

Moderator: Donald H. Lalonde, MD;
Speakers: John G. Seiler, III, MD, Peter M. Murray, MD, James Chang, MD
Financial or Commercial Disclosures:
John G. Seiler, III, MD
● Ownership Interest with: Tornier, Doctors Research Group
Donald Lalonde, MD
● Consulting fees from: ASSI Instruments
James Chang, MD
● Contracted Research with: Multiple Federal Research Grants
● Ownership Interest with: Tendon-Bone Innovations
● Receipt of Intellectual Property Rights/Patent Holder with: Tissue Engineering patents via Stanford University
Peter Murray, MD
♦ No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Activity Planners: Michael R. Hausman, MD, Fraser J. Leversedge, MD

Financial or Commercial Disclosures: Michael R. Hausman, MD
● Salary: Checkpoint Surgical
● Royalties received from: NDI Medical;
● Receipt of Intellectual Property Rights/Patent Holder with: Stryker
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD -
● Royalties received from: Orthohelix Surgical Designs, Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins;
● Ownership Interest with: Orthohelix Surgical Designs;
● Consulting Fees received from: Stryker Orthopaedics; Axogen; Bioventus
● Contracted research: Orthohelix Surgical Designs, Axogen;

CME Staff: Angie Legaspi, CMP, Diana Shkap, CMP
Financial or Commercial Disclosures:
Angie Legaspi, CMP
♦ No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Diana Shkap, CMP
♦ No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Compare the evidence based approach.to carpal tunnel to their own practice and make improvements that they deem necessary.
  • Satisfy MOC requirements for part 2 (continuing medical education (ABOS and ABPS) and part 4 (improvement in practice (ABPS)) for the carpal tunnel module.
  • Compare their own practice with what the majority of American surgeons are doing in their carpal tunnel surgery practices.
  • Assess the best evidence for carpal tunnel diagnosis and treatment.
  • Incorporate tourniquet free, sedation free carpal tunnel release into their practice if they choose to.

 

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 October 31, 2016. 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.

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Course Format: The focus of the course will be 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 them. 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, 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.
ABPS and ABOS have started collecting data on what surgeons are actually doing in America. 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.
There will be a pretest given at the beginning of the course and 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 beginning and 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.

Provider Contact Information: American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 822 W. Washington Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60607. Phone: (312) 880-1900. Fax: (847) 384-1435. Email: meetings@assh.org.

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