2016 PG Course: Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE)-Preparation and Refresher Course

22.7% (n=10) of attendees at Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE)-Preparation and Refresher Course PG Course reported no cases using bipolar devices over the prior 3 months of practice, and another 20.5% (n=9) reported only 1-3 cases. Average comfort level for bipolar energy devices among attendees at the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE)-Preparation and Refresher Course PG Course was 3.8/5 at 2016 post-meeting analysis, and 4/5 at 3-month follow-up survey.

27.3% (n=12) of attendees at Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE)-Preparation and Refresher Course PG Course reported no cases performed with ultrasonic devices over the prior 3 months of practice, and another 9.1% (n=4) reported only 1-3 cases. Average comfort level for ultrasonic devices among attendees at the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) -Preparation and Refresher Course PG Course was 3.7/5 at 2016 post-meeting analysis, and 3.9/5 at 3-month follow-up survey.

27.3% (n=12) of attendees at Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE)-Preparation and Refresher Course PG Course reported no cases with endoscopic energy devices over the prior 3 months of practice, and another 6.8% (n=3) reported only 1-3 cases. Average comfort level for endoscopic energy devices among attendees at the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) -Preparation and Refresher Course PG Course was 3.4/5 at 2016 post-meeting analysis, and 3.8/5 at 3-month follow-up survey.

79.5% (n=35) of attendees at Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE)-Preparation and Refresher Course PG Course reported no adverse events due to surgical energy devices over the prior 3 months of practice, and another 15.9% (n=7) reported only 1-3 cases.  Average comfort level for managing adverse events due to surgical energy devices among attendees at the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) -Preparation and Refresher Course PG Course was 3.7/5 at 2016 post-meeting analysis, and 4.1/5 at 3-month follow-up survey.

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