Special Surgical Procedures II





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While each patient brings new challenges to the surgical team, there are certain problems and techniques associated with particular kinds of special surgery that can be anticipated. By preparing for these peculiarities of the various specialties, the team can circumvent a great many problems that would otherwise arise. In this subcourse, a large number of operations in various specialties are described, along with special dangers that may attend these particular procedures. The more familiar you become with these, the more effectively you will be able to do your part as a member of the operating room team.


Subcourse Components:


This subcourse consists of 3 lessons. The lessons are as follows:

Lesson 1. Procedures in Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat (EENT) Surgery.


Lesson 2. Procedures in Gynecological and Obstetrical Surgery.


Lesson 3. Procedures in Genitourinary Surgery.

Credit Awarded:


Students who desire credit hours for this correspondence subcourse must meet eligibility requirements and must enroll through the Nonresident Instruction Branch of the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S).

Examination Answer Sheets and Student Comment Forms are available by downloading the original correspondence course manual and printing the forms from it. The manual is available here.

To receive credit hours, you must be officially enrolled and complete an examination furnished by the Nonresident Instruction Section at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Upon successful completion of the examination for this subcourse, you will be awarded 8 credit hours.


You can enroll by going to the web site http://atrrs.army.mil and enrolling under "Self Development" (School Code 555).


A listing of correspondence courses and subcourses available through the Nonresident Instruction Section is found in Chapter 4 of DA Pamphlet 350-59, Army Correspondence Course Program Catalog. The DA PAM is available at the following website: http://www.usapa.army.mil/pdffiles/p350-59.pdf .



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