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ASSET Course
(Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma)
Course Description
A course manual is distributed to students prior to taking the course to provide an overview of key surgical exposures in four key anatomic areas: extremities, head and neck, thoracic, and abdomen and pelvis. 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 to faculty ratio is low, allowing extensive faculty guidance and interaction with students. The student assesses his or her ability to perform each exposure independently and is evaluated on knowledge and technical skills.
Target Audience
The intended audience includes mid-level and senior surgical residents, trauma and acute care surgical fellows, and any surgeon who wishes a review of this anatomy.
Objectives
  • The student will demonstrate knowledge of key anatomical exposures for the care of injured and acutely ill surgical patients.
  • The student will demonstrate his or her technical ability to expose important structures that may require acute surgical intervention to save life or limb.
  • The student will gain confidence in performing anatomic exposures independently.
  • Faculty assessment of the student’s ability to independently perform anatomical exposures will be satisfactory.

Course Site:
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Levin Human Tissue Laboratory, 212 Stemmler Hall
3450 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Course Fee:
$1000 (credit card (M/C, V, AMEX, DISC), or check written to OLSE accepted) – fee includes course manual with DVD, course materials, meals, CME/OLSE certificates.

To register, please complete the registration form and return it to the OLSE office.

For more information please contact:
Anne Ravdin Taylor, RN
Clinical Education Coordinator
Office of Life Support Education
The Trauma Center @ Penn
3400 Spruce Street, 5 Maloney
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office/Voicemail: 215-614-0317
Fax: 215-349-5917
Email: ravdina@uphs.upenn.edu

 

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