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Basic Endovascular Skills for Trauma

Course Description

BEST Course

Participants in the Basic Endovascular Skills for Trauma (BEST) course* learn endovascular techniques such as resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) to temporize life-threatening hemorrhage. The BEST course offers hands-on training with perfused cadavers including ultrasound-guided common femoral arterial (CFA) access, percutaneous and open cannulation of the CFA, and CFA repair.

BEST Workshop

BEST workshops* are intended to serve as an introduction to REBOA. The BEST workshop uses simulation models and is intended to serve as an introduction to REBOA and lays the foundation for more in-depth training at the BEST course. Those who wish to pursue more in-depth training may attend the BEST course.

*Please note: The BEST course and workshop do not confer credentials or proficiency to perform REBOA. Recommended full-competency training for privileges is determined by individual institutions but should include formal training through comprehensive didactic and hands-on skills sessions with high-fidelity simulators including perfused cadavers or live tissue models.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants will be able to demonstrate:

  • Indications for REBOA
  • Access and closure of common femoral artery
  • Tools required for REBOA
  • Technique of REBOA

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information—BEST Course

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 4.25 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 4.25 hours meet the requirements for Trauma*.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 4.25 hours meet the requirements for Surgical Critical Care*.

*The content of this activity may meet certain mandates of regulatory bodies. Please note that ACS has not and does not verify the content for such mandates with any regulatory body. Individual physicians are responsible for verifying the content satisfies such requirements.

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Continuing Medical Education Credit Information—BEST Workshop

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 3.75 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 3.75 hours meet the requirements for Trauma*.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 3.75 hours meet the requirements for Surgical Critical Care*.

*The content of this activity may meet certain mandates of regulatory bodies. Please note that ACS has not and does not verify the content for such mandates with any regulatory body. Individual physicians are responsible for verifying the content satisfies such requirements.

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