Lectures from the Aesthetica Symposium Now Available on PSEN

More than 30 hours of expert talks from Aesthetica are now available through PSEN. Topics cover complications and dueling perspectives in Breast, Body and Face.

The Aesthetica Super Symposium combined the content and approaches of three previous ASPS Symposia: Dueling Perspectives in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Management of Complications in Plastic Surgery and the Regenerative Medicine Summit. The meeting was divided into three concurrent tracks, reflecting those approaches, and then divided within that between Face, Breast and Body. PSEN now offers recordings of the lectures from that meeting to view whenever you like.

Save money by purchasing now, as the recordings are available at a special introductory price through June 21st. Purchase your access here.


New Surgery Spotlight Now Available on PSEN

In this month’s Surgery Spotlight, Joseph Dayan, MD performs a Diagonal Upper Gracilis (DUG) Flap dissection on a young woman for delayed breast reconstruction.  The DUG flap is oriented parallel to Langer’s lines, allowing for a straight line closure along the line of least tension and can be rapidly elevated in the supine position.  This results in a low risk of potential wound healing complications and a wider flap dimension compared to transversely-oriented flaps such as the TUG or PAP.  In addition, the orientation of the donor site closure contours the thigh, minimizing the risk of a “shark bite” appearance.  The DUG flap is particularly useful in thin patients such as this one, or patients who do not have a DIEP flap donor site option.  Chapters of this video include DUG flap markings, flap elevation, recipient vessel preparation, anastomosis and flap inset.

Past Surgery Spotlight programs remain freely available to view on PSEN. Hard copies of these programs can also be purchased from the PSEN DVD LibrarySurgery Spotlight is a video-based product line produced by the Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN).

Patient Safety Discussion Opens up the Conversation on Pain Management

PSEN kicks off its first Patient Safety Discussion this month, creating a running dialogue on Pain Management.
ASPS Patient Safety Committee co-chair and PSEN Patient Safety Editor, Michele Manahan, MD, will be guiding the first of a monthly forum series regarding patient safety hot topics.  In this month’s topic, the forum will be highlighting the use of narcotics, multimodal therapies, the rise of NSAID use, and the cost of pain management.

Patient Safety Discussion is a newly created forum in the PSEN Community that will be host of month long, open discussions on hot topics regarding patient safety.  The format allows and encourages completely open and honest conversation that will be community driven and committee guided.
Any and all members are encouraged to participate, so feel free to log on and chime in.  All questions, comments, concerns and answers are welcome here.

To join in on the discussion, log on to PSENetwork.org, and visit the PSEN Community Forum here: http://community.psenetwork.org/http://community.psenetwork.org




Stop by and Say Hi

In Vegas for the ASPS First Annual Aesthetica Meeting?  Come by the PSEN booth and say hello.  The PSEN staff is demonstrating the website and PSEN app for iPad/iPhone®.  We’ll answer any questions you might have.  Let us give you a walk-through of the new features in the PSEN redesign and learn how PSEN can serve as your ultimate resource for self-directed education!

While you’re at the booth, make sure to pre-order your access to the Meeting Recordings at the special attendee reduced price rate. This special pricing is available to attendees during the meeting only.

New Surgery Spotlight Now Available

In April’s Surgery Spotlight, Bradley Bengtson, MD returns to highlight, in a second application, his use of the SERI® Surgical Scaffold.  In this installment, Dr. Bengtson performs a Breast Reduction with the use of SERI® Surgical Scaffold on a 51-year-old patient to support the lower pole of the breast and to mitigate against future lower pole stretch. This patient presented significant ptosis and more breast volume than desired, along with the desire to support her breast on her chest.

Dr. Bengtson demonstrates the proper planning and marking of a patient when utilizing lower pole scaffold support, as well as discusses the use of the tumescent anesthesia approach and its benefits to the patient. He describes his approach to achieving a uniform flap and a decrease of wound healing complications, thus optimizing patient outcomes and minimizing adverse events. Dr. Bengtson also explains his rationale for, and results to date of, the use of SERII® Surgical Scaffold in supporting this approach.

Past Surgery Spotlight programs remain freely available to view on PSEN. Hard copies of these programs can also be purchased from the PSEN DVD LibrarySurgery Spotlight is a video-based product line produced by the Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN).