Pearls Learned from 10 Years of Practice

Des Moines, IA US
April 13, 2017

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.

Intended Audience

Nurses, physicians, surgeons, residents, medical students, and other interested health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the importance of evidence-based medicine and apply evidence-based medicine to each case
    study presented.
  2. Identify best practices for surgical procedure being discussed and whether it is/was appropriate in this case.
  3. Critique patient outcomes for each case and discuss potential improvements or different manner in which to handle.

The presentation will discuss a variety of patient cases and the pearls of wisdom that were learned from each case. The cases include topics such as patient safety, implanon removal, hernia repair, cholecystectomy, peg tube insertion, endoscopy, "minor" procedures, communication, physician well-being, and other important encounters.

Case Moderator

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Ryan J. Roe, DO
Trauma and General Surgery, Mercy Medical Center

Dr. Roe 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: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/13/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
04/13/2017 - 9:00am
Mercy Medical Center
1111 6th Avenue
East Conference Room #7
Des Moines, IA 50314
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A


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