Best Practices for Pediatric Umbilical Hernia Repair

Upcoming Session: Pediatric Umbilical Hernias

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Series Overview

This series will focus on providing community general surgeons with information about best practices surrounding common surgical procedures performed on the pediatric population. SCW will partner with pediatric specialists from American Family Children’s Hospital to communicate changes in national practice guidelines for pediatric surgical care. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 1.0 American Board of Surgery MOC Part 2 points.

We will start this series off with a discussion on pediatric umbilical hernia repair. In Wisconsin, pediatric umbilical hernias are often repaired at younger ages than evidence-based best practices recommend, and earlier on average than in other states. Dr. Jonathan Kohler will discuss timing of repair, surgical techniques including contraindications to using mesh, and appropriate postoperative opioid prescribing. We will be hosting six sessions on this topic across the next few months in order to reach the most providers. Each session will be the same, so you only need to attend once. Suggested new topics and guidance are welcome at any time.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, and the Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Surgery’s (ABS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 CEUs or 1 hour.