J Gugenheim, Jf Gravie, A Deleuze, F Borie, M Mathonnet, B Millat. Federation of Visceral and Digestive Surgery
Background: The Federation of Visceral and Digestive Surgery (FCVD) is in charge of the continuous medical education of digestive surgeons. Since 2016 and in collaboration with SAGES, it has offered the FUSE (Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy) program as part of the continuing education for surgeons including eLearning and hands-on workshops.
Methods: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the FUSE program on participants using a questionnaire composed of 6 questions. A total of 458 surgeons involved in the program between May 2016 and May 2018 completed the questionnaire (354 had completed the FUSE program, 32 were in the process of being completed and 72 had not completed the program in the allotted time).
- 92 % said they learned many new concepts about electrosurgery.
- 72 % have frequently or very frequently changed their practice when using energy sources in the operating room.
- 84 % would recommend this program to their colleagues
- 85 % felt that this program should be taught to the entire operating room team.
- 88 % report having been confronted with an adverse event related to the use of electrocautery. Only 12 % had never been confronted with an adverse event.
- 86 % of participants recognized that the FUSE program can improve patient safety.
In addition, the FCVD wanted to know if the educational objectives of the program had been achieved and how the participants would use the program.
- 86 % thought that the educational objectives had been achieved.
- Only 15 % did not plan to complete their training.
- 24 % asked to repeat the modules regularly to maintain their knowledge.
- 50 % wanted additional training through the hands-on the workshops organized by the FCVD.
- 20 % had completed both the eLearning FUSE program and the hands-on workshops.
Conclusion: The FUSE program developed by SAGES and adopted by the FCVD in France was very much appreciated by the participants and achieved its educational objectives.
Our goal is to spread it as widely as possible to all members of the operating room team. Since the beginning of 2018 the FUSE program is mandatory part of the initial training program for all surgical residents.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 93274
Program Number: S011
Presentation Session: Education
Presentation Type: Podium