Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery May 1995
Instruction Courses -- Tuesday
COURSE 3534-I One-period course ($20)
Room NOCC-97 12:30-I :30
COURSE 3536-2 Two-period course ($40)
Room NOCC-99 12:30-2:45
Small Fenestra Laser Stapedotomy
Desktop Publishing--With Your Word Processor
JACK M. KARTUSH,MD, and LARRYB. LUNDu MD F a r m i n g t o n Hills, Mich.
SUSAN M. RODMAN, EdD, and GREGORY C. ALLEN, M D Morgantown, W.Va.
Educational objectives: To understand the indications and techniques of laser stapedotomy and to discuss the pros and cons of different laser modalities.
Educational objectives: To include graphic elements such as clip art, lines, borders and shading into a document and to create columns, headers, footers, and attractive page layout.
Techniques used in creating a small fenestra stapedotomy are reviewed in detail. The advantages of using lasers to perform this surgery are explored, and the necessary instrumentation is discussed. The management of surgical problems and the avoidance of short-term and long-term complications are presented. Prosthesis, patient selection, anesthesia, preoperative and postoperative care, and suggested informed consent discussions with the patient are recommended. A short discussion of long-term results is included. The course is illustrated with slides and videotapes.
Windows-based word processing software offers users the capabilities for doing most basic and intermediate level desktop publishing tasks without purchasing additional software. This course will focus on techniques that average users can access to produce professional looking documents with their word processor. Topics include the placement of lines, borders, boxes and graphics, the designing of mastheads and loges, and the use of columns. Guidance will be given for output options, various ways to include color within a document, and sources for clip art and fonts. We will also discuss the basic design elements of page layout. Numerous examples will be shown of brochures, newsletters, and fliers that were produced with the techniques described. This course requires a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and familiarity with a Windows word processing product such as Microsoft Word or WordPerfect 6.1. Participants will have ample opportunity for hands-on practice. They will be supplied with handouts and detailed instructions and a disk containing course materials. This course is recommended for those with previous experience with WordPerfect.
COURSE 3535-I One-period course ($20)
Room NOCC-98 12:30-1:30
Effective Patient-Physician Communication ROBERTC. BONE, MD
La Jolla, Calif.
Educational objectives: To identify unique personal communication frustration and problems and to practice and utilize specific techniques to correct those frustrations.
Surgeons strive throughout their careers to learn, perfeet, and maintain procedural skills to he used in several thousand operations. Yet ironically, for the procedure we will perform 100 to 150,000 times, we are almost untrained. Like neck dissection or tympanoplasty, the medical interview can be considered a procedure with predetermined goals, subgroups of recognizable skills, and identifiable problems. The Miles Institute for Health Care Communication has organized a multimedia, peer-interactive program, modified by the instructor for otolaryngologists. A model of complete clinical care will be presented that includes not only diagnostic and therapeutic skills but mastery of often equally important communication techniques. Participants will identify communication problems and interview techniques that can be self-monitored and measurably improved. Specifically, at the completion of the course, participants will select one or two techniques to incorporate into their own practice on a trial basis. Improved communication skills increase diagnostic accuracy, improve therapeutic adherence, and ultimately render the practice of medicine more enjoyable.
COURSE 3537- I One-period course ($20)
R o o m N O C C - I00 12:30-I:30
Basic Molecular Genetics for the Otolaryngologist MICHAEL LANSER,MD, and ANIL LALWANI, MD San Francisco, Calif.
Educational objectives: To acquire a broad understanding of molecular genetics and to understand the new molecular genetic techniques and their clinical application.
From Mendel to molecules, this course will cover the basics of molecular genetics for the otolaryngologist. Currently, there are 6390 hereditary diseases known to affect humans, many of which have a direct effect on the area of the head and neck. Understanding these diseases at a molecular level will offer an opportunity for precise presymptomatic diagnosis and ultimately gene therapy. The course will review some of the new molecular genetic techniques and their application in a clinical practice. Particular emphasis will be given to the understanding of the human genome, linkage analysis, DNA markers, and PCR diagnosis. A comprehensive handout will be distributed that will cover terms, concepts, references, and logon instructions for on-line genetic databases.