Global Women's Health Academy

Optimizing the Safety and Efficacy of Hysteroscopic Surgery

Optimizing the Safety and Efficacy of Hysteroscopic Surgery

This activity will discuss approaches that enable physicians to perform hysteroscopic surgery more safely and effectively by focusing on best practice

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    This activity will discuss approaches that enable physicians to perform hysteroscopic surgery more safely and effectively by focusing on best practices, overcoming operative difficulties, and the inclusion of pharmacologic agents that improve visualization, reduce vascularity, and reduce the possibility of hyponatremia.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.


    Robert K. Zurawin, MD
    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX

    Financial Disclosure:

    Consultant: Ethicon, Halt Medical, Hologic, Inc., and Storz
    Speakers Bureau: Bayer


    • Sean T. Barrett, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
    • Ken Brown has nothing to disclose.
    • Kia K. Gray, MPH has nothing to disclose.
    • Ashley Pluta has nothing to disclose.
    • Jennifer Spear Smith, PhD has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Improve gynecologic awareness and competence in incorporating preventative/real-time remedial and safety best practices into their hysteroscopic surgeries
    • Improve gynecologic confidence and competence when addressing operative challenges related to difficult hysteroscopic insertion through mechanical and pharmacologic intervention
    • Introduce the concept of vaginoscopic insertion of the hysteroscope for diagnostic and operative procedures
    • Increase inclusion of a pharmacologic agent that decreases excessive fluid absorption and intraoperative bleeding in patients considered at risk
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Ob/Gyns, Gyn physicians, advanced practice professionals and nurses who perform MIS procedures or would like to perform MIS procedures.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Omnia Education has a core focus on women's health and the ways in which diseases and conditions impact the female patient. That unique focus has transformed the CME learning environment for healthcare professionals nationwide. We impact thousands of clinicians annually, many of whom return each year for clinical updates and connectivity with regional peers.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Hologic.

  • System Requirements

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