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General Surgery: Anticoagulants and Blood (Audio-Digest Foundation General Surgery Continuing Medical Education

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Purpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide contentMorePurpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide content to help to solve those problems, and increase their application of knowledge to practice.Audio-Digest General Surgery is specifically designed to provide the participant with state-of-the-art information, including, but not limited to:Hazards in the operating roomProfessional liability, risk management, and quality improvementBlood products and transfusion issuesComorbid illness in the surgical patientSurgical management of oncologic conditionsIntraoperative and postoperative infectionPreoperative patient evaluation, including surgical risk assessmentCritical care, postoperative recovery and complicationsManagement of acute and chronic painTrauma and burnsThe goal of this program is to improve prevention and treatment of perioperative deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and the practice of blood transfusion. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:1: Use appropriate pharmacologic and mechanical measures to prevent DVT in clinical practice.2: Recognize the indications for extended DVT prophylaxis.3: Describe the pros and cons of the most promising new anticoagulants, including oral thrombin inhibitors and factor Xa inhibitors.4: List and discuss the major causes of transfusion-related mortality.5: Determine whether a patient needs a transfusion and, if so, the best management strategy for that patient.