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Monitoring Donald M. Mathews, M.D. and Allen Keebler, D.O. Identify factors that influence depth of anesthesia. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the bispectral index. Determine the adequacy of a patient’s antinociceptive state. Define the phases of depolarization associated with succinylcholine. Explain the differences between depolarizing and nondepolarizing neuromuscular blockade.CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
Applications for Your Anesthesia Managment System William C. Paganelli, M.D., Ph.D. Access patient information on adverse events during previous surgeries. Perform studies using electronically gathered data. Predict end times for surgical procedures. Monitor compliance with procedural guidelines. Increase compliance with documentation requirements.CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
Pain in the Pediatric Patient Rosalie F. Tassone, M.D., M.P.H. and Stephen Robert Hays, M.D. Identify pediatric patients at highest risk of developing chronic postoperative pain. Use a multimodal approach to manage postoperative pain. Cite evidence supporting the use of conventional analgesic agents in children. Consider the use of co-analgesics such as gabapentin and pregabalin. Evaluate evidence on the safety and efficacy of nonopioid analgesics for management of perioperative pain in children.CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
ASA Difficult Airway Algorithm: A New Development Jonathan L. Benumof, M.D. Recognize when a patient’s anatomy is likely to complicate intubation. Assess the likelihood of successful intubation on the basis of the grade of view. Identify and prepare for factors that may decrease compliance of the mandibular space. Determine when an awake intubation is indicated. Provide preoxygenation using the method which ensures maximal saturation of tissues.CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
Malpractice Litigation/Human Errors Karen B. Domino, M.D., M.P.H. and F. Kayser Enneking, M.D. List the elements of negligence. Identify behaviors that increase the likelihood of malpractice litigation. Communicate and follow up effectively with patients and their loved ones in cases of adverse outcomes. Anticipate and prepare for times and situations in which errors are most likely to occur. Use evidence-based strategies for reducing medical errors.CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
Ethical Issues George J. Heymach, M.D., Ph.D. and J. Allen Gammon, M.D., M.P.H. Recognize warning signs of a possible behavioral problem in a coworker. Overcome barriers to intervening in cases of disruptive behavior in a health care professional. Distinguish between disruptive and nondisruptive behavior in medical colleagues. Identify cases of potentially unethical or criminal behavior among colleagues and take appropriate measures to report and stop the offenses. Recognize the importance of adopting and practicing measures that have been shown to reduce surgical errors.CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
Future Technology/Acute Kidney Injury Mark A. Warner, M.D. and David McIlroy, M.B.,B.S. Recognize clinical applications for new technologies such as nanocrystals and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Describe the anesthesiologist’s role in the surgical home model. Define acute kidney injury (AKI) according to currently recognized criteria. Consider advantages and disadvantages of using serum creatinine as a marker for AKI. Cite evidence on biomarkers that show promise as tools for early detection of AKI.CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
Perioperative Neuroprotection/Glucose Management Michael M. Todd, M.D. and Daniel R. Brown, M.D., Ph.D. Assess whether neuroprotective interventions are effective. Identify and apply interventions that are known to be effective. Diagnose diabetes according to the criteria established by the American Diabetes Association. Manage glycemic complications of surgery and anesthesia. Develop an appropriate treatment plan for a patient with perioperative hyperglycemia.CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
CMS Interpretive Guidelines/Competing for a Contract Judith J. Semo, Esq. Use interpretive guidelines (IGs) to adhere to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations. Recognize recent revisions to CMS IGs. Create policies for supervision and pre- and postanesthesia evaluation, based on the current CMS IGs. Develop strategies for competing with anesthesia management companies. Negotiate terms with hospitals and health delivery systems that ensure solvency and provision of optimal care.CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
Updates and Controversies in Critical Care Medicine Michael R. Pinsky, M.D. and Marc J. Popovich, M.D. Measure cardiac output of a patient in shock. Explain why cardiac output is not a good measure of preload responsiveness. Describe how heart-lung interactions reflect volume responsiveness. Determine volume responsiveness using such techniques as the passive leg-raise and calculation of dynamic elastance. Weigh the evidence on the effectiveness of rapid response teams in improving patient outcomes.CME Qualifies for a maximum 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs): Audio-Digest Anesthesiology is approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) for a maximum of 24 CE credits for Volume 54 (Code Number 1025902; Expiration Date 12/31/13) and 24 CE credits for Volume 53 (Code Number 33415; Expiration Date 12/31/12). CRNAs may earn 1 credit per issue of AD Anesthesiology in Volume 54 from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013 and in Volume 53 from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2012. NOTE: Audio-Digest Anesthesiology programs from 2009 and 2010 (Volumes 51 and 52) have expired and are not eligible for CE credit.
**CRNA Credits: Full Course- 10 Credits/ Short Course - 5 Credits**
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