The General Surgery Didactic Program is an addition to Mercy Medical Center's expansive general surgery exposure. A wide variety of general surgical and subspecialty training is administered within the tertiary care facility and is taught by fellowship-trained faculty.
Nurses, physicians, surgeons, residents, medical students, and other interested health care professionals.
- Discuss the importance of evidence-based medicine and apply evidence-based medicine to each case study presented.
- Identify best practices for the surgical procedure being discussed and whether it is/was appropriate in this case.
- Critique patient outcomes for each case and discuss potential improvements or different manners in which to handle.
Scott Blackburn, DO
Mercy Medical Center
Dr. Blackburn indicated no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.
Speaker(s) will disclose to attendees the nature of any financial relationships they have with the commercial firms providing support as well as the commercial manufacturers of products and/or the providers of services discussed in their presentations. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Continuing Education Credit
DO: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the guidelines from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) through the sponsorship of Des Moines University (DMU) and Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines. DMU is accredited by the AOA and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 1-A CME credit.
- 1.00 AOA Category 1A