The ASSET course uses human cadavers to teach surgical exposure of anatomic structures that when injured may pose a threat to life or limb. A course manual with DVD is distributed to students prior to taking the course to provide an overview of key surgical exposures in five key anatomic areas: neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, and upper and lower extremities. The one-day, cadaver-based course follows this modular, body region approach. Each section begins with a short case-based overview, followed by a hands-on exposure performed by students under the guidance of faculty. The student assesses his or her ability to perform each exposure independently and is evaluated on knowledge and technical skills.
- Demonstrate knowledge of key anatomical exposures for the care of injured and acutely ill surgical patients
- Demonstrate his/her technical ability to expose important structures that may require acute surgical intervention to save life or limb
- Gain confidence in performing anatomic exposures independently
- Demonstrate ability to independently perform anatomical exposures while being assessed by Faculty
The intended audience includes mid-level and senior surgical residents, trauma and acute care surgical fellows, or any surgeon who wishes to undertake a review of this anatomy.
The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 5 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment
Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 6 credits meet the requirements for Trauma/Critical Care.
Bronson Methodist Hospital
American College of Surgeons