Author Archives: Sarah Colon

FUSE Test Appointments are now available for SAGES 2023! |


Testing will take place Wednesday, March 29 – Friday, March 31 during the 2023 SAGES Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada. Purchase test vouchers or schedule test appointments.

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Online Course for Nurses on Safe Use of Surgical Energy – 12 Contact Hours |


Contact Hours for Nurses Ensuring safety is everyone’s responsibility in the operating room. Nurses can take the FUSE program to learn and test their knowledge on safe and optimal use of surgical energy-based devices. FUSE includes two components: a standardized curriculum and a certification test that meets high psychometric and accreditation standards. Success on the test will result in FUSE certification, documenting the basic knowledge that underlies the safe use of energy-based devices in the operating room. FUSE Educational Curriculum […]

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FUSE now available in French! |


SAGES is proud to announce that the FUSE educational modules are available free-of-charge in English, Spanish, Chinese (simplified) and now in French! SAGES would like to thank Fédération de Chirurgie Viscérale et Digestive (FCVD) for providing the translated FUSE didactics. The educational modules, which consist of a web-based multimedia presentation of didactic content, comprehensively cover the basic knowledge fundamental to the safe use of surgical energy-based devices in the operating room, endoscopic suite and other procedural areas. The FUSE didactic materials and […]

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Take the FUSE Exam Anywhere in the World! |


Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy™ (FUSE) program expands its testing network for Military Personnel Stationed Overseas and International Test Takers. Please click here for more details.

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OR Fire Study has been published in Surgical Endoscopy! |


Immersive virtual reality-based training improves response in a simulated operating room fire scenario. Click here to read the full article!

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New curriculum aims to reduce hazards of energy devices in the OR |


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Bariatric Times Article on SAGES FUSE Program |


Below you will find a link to an exciting FUSE article that ran in the October 2014 issue of Bariatric Times. http://bariatrictimes.com/the-fundamental-use-of-surgical-energy-fuse-program-promoting-operating-room-safety/ Click here to access the digital edition and download a PDF version of the article. If you have any questions regarding the FUSE program please contact Jessica Mischna, FUSE Manager at [email protected] or (310) 437-0544 ext. 139.

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Bulletin Article on SAGES FUSE Program |


Below you will find a link to an exciting FUSE article that ran in the September 2014 ACS Bulletin http://bulletin.facs.org/2014/09/the-sages-fuse-program-bridging-a-patient-safety-gap/ Click here to download a PDF version of the article If you have any questions regarding the FUSE program please contact Jessica Mischna, FUSE Manager at [email protected] or (310) 437-0544 ext. 139

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