HERNIA Learning Theme

22.9% (n=317) of 2015 annual meeting attendees chose the Hernia learning theme.

Of 2015 annual meeting attendees interested in the Hernia learning theme, 9% (n=140) wanted to increase their understanding of the surgical techniques for inguinal hernia repair including the advantages and disadvantages of each surgical option. At three-month follow-up, 13% of those responding (n=30) reported inability to fully implement the intended practice change.

Of 2015 annual meeting attendees interested in the Hernia learning theme, 7.5% (n=135) wanted to increase their ability to use mesh in hernia repair effectively.  At three-month follow-up, 8.5% of those responding (n=35) reported inability to fully implement the intended practice change.

Of 2015 annual meeting attendees interested in the Hernia learning theme, 7.5% (n=132) wanted to increase their application of MIS techniques for surgical emergencies into their own practice. At three-month follow-up, 17.5% of those responding (n=34) reported inability to fully implement the intended practice change.

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