SICKO - Surgical Improvement of Clinical Knowledge Ops
- Apply safe surgical decision making skills through clinical practice when treating surgical conditions.
- Develop skills to become discerning and efficient in the use of diagnostic tests in the approach to treating surgical diseases or problems.
- Develop skills to improve triage and addressing multiple patient problems at once in a given time frame.
- Develop skills to recognize and consistently treat acute cholecystitis by performing urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
- Develop skills to recognize and consistently treat acute appendicitis by performing laparoscopic appendectomy.
Surgical Improvement of Clinical Knowledge Ops
Internet Enduring Material Sponsored By:
Stanford University School of Medicine
The Department of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine
- Release Date:
June 24, 2013
- Expiration Date:
June 24, 2015
- Estimated Time to Complete:
- CME Processing Fee:
The following planners, and authors have indicated that they have no relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this activity:
James N. Lau, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Lisa Shieh, MD, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Dana Lin, MD
Surgical Education Fellow
Julia Park, MD
Surgical Education Fellow
Technical Design and Development
Quality Assurance/Data Analyst
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To Obtain CME Credits:
- Review the information below and complete the entire activity
- Follow the link at the end of the activity to complete course evaluation, post-asessment and post-test
- Learners with a passing post-test score of at least 75% (3 out of 4 case-based questions) will receive a CME certificate via email to the address provided within 2 weeks from the date of receipt. Learners will have 3 attempts to pass the post-test.
The course will fill the gap between didactic learning and clinical application in developing an interactive course that offers an opportunity to learn and apply surgical decision making skills for practicing surgeons in treating acute and sub-acute surgical conditions and complications.
This course is designed to meet the educational needs of a national audience of practicing general surgeons.
Accreditation and Designation of Credits
The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Commercial Support Acknowledgement
Stanford University School of Medicine has received and has used undesignated program funding from Pfizer, Inc. to facilitate the development of innovative CME activities designed to enhance physician competence and performance and to implement advanced technology. A portion of this funding supports this activity.
California Assembly Bill 1195 – Cultural and Linguistic Competency
California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. It is the intent of the bill, which went into effect July 1, 2006, to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through appropriate professional development. The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. The Stanford University School of Medicine Multicultural Health Portal also contains many useful cultural and linguistic competency tools including culture guides, language access information and pertinent state and federal laws. You are encouraged to visit the portal:
Please note this is an educational tool and the clinical information found in this game is part of an enduring educational material. It should not take the place of practitioner decision-making in clinical circumstances.
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