CC2018: Iatrogenic Nerve Injuries: Techniques of Avoidance and Management (PtS)

This session has been identified and designated as Credit to Address Regulatory Mandate for Patient Safety.

Session Description

Injury to cranial and peripheral nerves can occur during surgery to the head, neck, and spine. Avoiding and also managing these complications is important to improving patient care. This session will focus on discussing the general characteristics of nerve injury during neurosurgical procedures. Specific management algorithms will then be discussed with regards to managing iatrogenic injuries during cervical spine surgery, carotid surgery, and skull base surgery.
 

Course Outline  

  • Iatrogenic Nerve Injuries by the Numbers
    Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD, FACS, Cincinnati, OH
  • What Do You Tell the Patient and Families?
    L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, Philadelphia, PA
  • Iatrogenic Nerve Injuries during Surgery of the Neck
    Eric Zager, MD
  • Iatrogenic Nerve Injuries of the Upper Extremity
    Jonathan Isaacs, MD, Richmond, VA
  • Iatrogenic Nerve Injuries in Abdominopelvic Surgery 
    Milan Stevanovic, MD, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Future of Nerve Injury Repair
    Gregory Dumanian, MD

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

  • Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
  • Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
  • Enhance the quality of patient care

Contact

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
10/05/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website: http://www.accme.org/requirements/accreditation-requirements-cme-providers/policies-and-definitions/financial-relationships-and-conflicts-interest

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during a activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

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Faculty and Disclosures

Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD, FACS, Cincinnati, OH - IBRF: Honoraria: Member of the Board,Edge Therapeutics: Honoraria: Consultant, Thermopeutix: Scientific Advisory Board, Codman Neurosurgery: Honoraria: Data and Safety Monitoring Board
L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, Philadelphia, PA - Mavrek, Inc (Sternal Talon): Royalties
Jonathan Isaacs, MD, Richmond, VA - Cook Medical: Honoraria: consulting, Cook Biotech: Lab support: contracted research, AxoGen, Inc: Salary: Contracted research, Polyganics: Salary: contracted research
Milan Stevanovic, MD, Los Angeles, CA - No Disclosures
Gregory A. Dumanian, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - Mesh Suture Co: Ownership: Science officer, Advanced Suture Co: Ownership: Science officer, Axogen: Compensation: speaker

Program Committee and Disclosures

CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - No Disclosures
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - No Disclosures

Members

David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - No Disclosures
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - No Disclosures
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - No Disclosures
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - No Disclosures
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - No Disclosures
David A. Spain, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures

Ex-Officios

Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - No Disclosures

Consultants

Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), Houston, TX - No Disclosures
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - No Disclosures
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - No Disclosures
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - No Disclosures
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures

 

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1.5 credits meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.

American College of Surgeons and ACGME Logos

Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/05/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
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