Continuing Medical Education

The Department of Surgery is pleased to offer continuing medical education programs for referring providers. If you would like assistance facilitating a speaking engagement, please contact:

Office of Physician Relations
200 Hawkins Drive, C138-B GH 
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: (319) 384-6103

Continuing Medical Education Topics by Specialty

Acute Care Surgery Courses

  • Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS), May 15-18, 2018

    This is a standardized two-day course that provides an exposure to basic principles of critical care. Its primary goal is to enhance the ability of primary care practitioners to perform the initial assessment, management, and stabilization of critically ill patients. Specific topics include: airway management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, acute respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation, basic hemodynamic monitoring, and shock. In addition, management of specific disease states in the realm of neurologic emergencies, burn, trauma, myocardial ischemia, life-threatening infection, and life threatening metabolic disturbances are reviewed. The intended audience is Primary care physicians, ARNPs, PAs, general surgeons, registered nurses, and critical care trainees.

    • Tara Maurer is the departmental contact and can be reached at 319-356-7892
  • Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS), Thursday, November 8, 2018.  
  • Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM), on these dates: Jan. 24, Feb. 6, March 30, July 25, Sept. 19, Dec. 3, all in 2018
  • Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET), date to be determined
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Cardiothoracic Surgery Course

  • Heart Failure in the HeartLandHeart Failure in the Heartland, Oct. 12, 2018, Graduate Hotel Iowa City, Iowa City, IA.