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The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) has launched the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) program to educate surgeons and staff about the safe use of surgical energy-based devices in the OR, endoscopy suite, and other areas.
The FUSE program includes monopolar devices, bipolar devices, radiofrequency for soft tissue ablation, endoscopic devices, ultrasonic energy devices, and microwave energy systems. The FUSE Task Force included the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and the American Urological Association.
The FUSE training program includes a web-based didactic curriculum that is available free at www.fundamentals-didactics.com.
To register to take the FUSE exam at the American College of Surgeon Congress, go to http://www.fuseprogram.org/testing-information/acs-meeting-2014. Testing for the FUSE certification exam also will be available at regional test centers, the SAGES annual meeting, and specially designated events.
Up to 12 CME and CNE contact hours are available. For more information, go to www.fuseprogram.org.