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Iatrogenic Ureteral Injury: Avoidance, Recognition, and Treatment

CME Credit(s): 1

Course Description

Ureteral injuries are infrequent, but can lead to significant damage from Gynecological, General Surgical and Ureteroscopic procedures. Considering that two-thirds of ureteral injuries go unrecognized, significant morbidity and the potential for renal unit loss can be minimized if recognized early.  During this one-hour webinar, acclaimed trauma and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Richard Santucci, uses case examples to demonstrate how to check for injury and avoid anatomic hand grenades. You will feel as if he is guiding you through a real-time consultation. 

Learning Objectives

After this activity, urologists, gynecologists and surgeons should be able to:
  • Cite the incidence and risk factors for ureteral injuries
  • Identify and manage specific intra- and post-operative injuries
  • Recognize and implement principles of repair

Target Audience

The primary target audience of this activity is urologists, gynecologists and surgeons; however, this activity is also appropriate for other healthcare providers.

Planning Committee and Reviewers

Ernest Sussman, MD, VP, SCRUBS Risk Retention Group, Stuart, FL, Urology, Las Vegas, NV

Kathleen L. Latino, MD, FACS, Urology, New York, NY

Van Ginger, MD, Urology, Seattle, WA

Cryss. Toycen, CME Specialist, Physicians Insurance, Seattle, WA

Mary Ancheta, Manager of Risk Services and Operations, Physicians Insurance, Seattle WA

Sarah Porter, CME Coordinator, Physicians Insurance, Seattle, WA

Renea Marin, CME Coordinator, Physicians Insurance, Seattle, WA

CME Information
This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Requirements.
Course Launch: June 1, 2018
Review/Update: April 30, 2019
Expiration: June 1, 2021
Category 1 credit is applicable throughout the United States.
Estimated time to complete this activity: 1 hr.
Physicians in Washington who complete this course will fulfill the risk management education requirement mandated by the Washington Health Services Act of 1993.

Accreditation Statement

Physicians Insurance/Experix is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physicians Insurance/Experix designates this enduring internet activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
This activity meets the criteria for up to 1 hour of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirement of the Washington State Quality Assurance Commission.
This activity is provided by Physicians Insurance.


Physicians Insurance (PI) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Commercial Support, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of a continuing medical education program sponsored by PI are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to PI as well as to learners. All conflicts are identified and resolved by PI in accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by the PI CME Provider Unit to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

The planners, managers and reviewers reported the following relevant financial relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests:

No relevant financial relationships.

The faculty, authors and content developers reported the following relevant financial relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests:

Richard Santucci, MD has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

To Receive Credit

Learners must participate in the activity and complete the pre and post-test and activity evaluation in order to claim and receive credit.



This recorded webinar is complimentry to SCRUBS members. 

Additional Course Details
The video-recorded presentation is divided into chapters so that you can return to your approximate stopping point if you are interrupted.The course begins with a short online survey to gauge a few of your current practices. You will then be directed to the webinar, where you'll be able to download the slides and supplemental reading.

After You Complete the Course
Following completion of the webinar and a brief online evaluation form, you may print your certificate of participation. Your participation is automatically recorded without any additional steps on your part.

This course is offered through Experix, a wholly owned subsidiary of Physicians Insurance, and is based on more than 30 years' experience in providing continuing medical education.
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