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ASSET - Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma

Exposure Techniques When Time Matters

American College of SurgeonsThe Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma Course (ASSET) is an exciting new program sponsored by the ACS-COT that uses human cadavers to provide instruction and advanced hands-on opportunity to teach difficult surgical exposure of anatomic structures, usually vascular, that when injured may pose a threat to life or limb. This course is designed for surgeons who take an active role in the acute care of the trauma patient to keep up skills for these injuries that occur infrequently and are difficult to access. This is a fast-paced, hands-on skills lab that covers exposure of vessels in the neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, and extremities. 

A course manual is distributed to students prior to taking the course. It provides an overview of key surgical exposures in five key anatomic areas. The course is one day utilizing cadavers and follows this modular, body region approach. A short case-based introduction is presented for each anatomic area, followed by a hands-on exposure performed by students under faculty guidance. Because the student to faculty ratio is low, there is 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. 

  • Four to five ASSET courses are given yearly.
  • The program is fully verified by the American College of Surgeons since 2011.
  • The ASSET Student Course Manual is used for teaching the course.

ASSET Blue ManFor registration details contact:

Angela Martinez
Course Coordinator
Phone: (323) 442-2506
E-Mail: amartinez@surgery.usc.edu

More information on ASSET may be found on the
American College of Surgeons website:
http://www.facs.org/trauma/education/asset.html

Next courses are February 6, March 6, May 28, and November 6, 2015

 

 

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