Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Canada, or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected continuing medical education (CME) articles in this issue of Archives of Surgery, complete the CME Evaluation Form, and fax it to the number or mail it to the address at the bottom of the CME Evaluation Form are eligible for Category 1 CME credit. There is no charge.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of Category 1 credit per Archives of Surgery issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that were actually spent in the educational activity.
Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Mexico, or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live or practice in other countries. Physicians licensed in other countries are also welcome to participate in this CME activity. However, the PRA is only available to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
To earn credit, read the articles designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 4 weeks of the issue date. A certificate awarding 1 hour of Category 1 CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is then your responsibility to maintain a record of credit received. Questions about CME processing should be directed to The Blackstone Group; fax: 312: 269-1636.
One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of the Archives of Surgery. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.
For a complete description of the ARCHIVES' mission statement, please refer to the table of contents.
A flexible curriculum of article topics is developed annually by the journal's editorial board and is then supplemented throughout the year with information gained from readers, authors, reviewers, and editors. The Reader's Choice CME activity allows readers, as adult learners, to determine their own educational needs and to assist the editors in addressing their needs in future issues.
Readers of the Archives of Surgery should be able to attain the following educational objectives: (1) select and read at least 3 articles per issue to gain new medical information on topics of particular interest to them as physicians, (2) assess its value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think carefully about how this new information may influence their own practices.
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Ethics in Surgery: Historical PerspectiveArticle
Educational objective: To familiarize oneself with the history of ethical codes.
Ethical Aspects of Clinical PracticeArticle
Educational objective: To understand how the outcome of patients can be improved by the incorporation of clinical ethics into medical education and practice.
Hospital Informed Consent for Procedure Forms: Facilitating Quality Patient-Physician InteractionArticle
Educational objective: To incorporate a broader concept of informed consent into the clinical setting.
Management of the Geriatric Trauma Patient at Risk of Death: Therapy Withdrawal Decision MakingArticle
Educational objective: To improve the appropriateness and documentation of life-ending decisions in the seriously injured geriatric patient.
Human Values in the Care of the Surgical PatientArticle
Educational objective: To comprehend the significance of incorporation of human values into surgical decision making.
AIDS, Surgery, and the Americans With Disabilities ActArticle
Educational objective: To review the impact of HIV and AIDS on the practice of surgery including the protection afforded patients but not their doctors.
Effect of Intracorporeal-Extracorporeal Instrument Length Ratio on Endoscopic Task Performance and Surgeon MovementsArticle
Educational objective: To apply ergonomics to the selection of intracorporeal-extracorporeal length of instruments for endoscopy.
Pancreas-Preserving Total Gastrectomy for Gastric CancerArticle
Educational objective: To understand a new technique for performing a D3 lymph node dissection and total gastrectomy for gastric cancer with preservation of the pancreas.
Archives of Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Surg. 2000;135(1):109-110. doi:10.1001/archsurg.135.1.109