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Program Description

The FUSE examination consists of multiple-choice questions administered via computer and designed to assess the understanding and application of the basic principles associated with the use of electrosurgery in the operating room. Test takers are given 90 minutes to complete the FUSE examination which consists of 80 multiple-choice questions administered via Webassessor, a secure online testing website.

The assessment has been carefully designed and examined by experts within the fields of General Surgery, Gynecology, Urology, Anesthesia, Nursing and Energy Use. Formal review sessions have ensured that the material included in the assessment is relevant to the safe use of energy-based surgical devices in the operating room and appropriate to the stated purpose of the FUSE Program. The test questions and tasks have been previously field-tested for efficacy and the FUSE Test Committee continually reviews their statistical properties. An ongoing research program conducts investigations into the psychometric properties of the assessments and gathers evidence regarding the reasonableness of the decisions and inferences made from the assessment scores.

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