Anesthesia for CRNAs

Full Course:  10 Class A Credits for CEU / CPD

Short Course:  5 Class A Credits for CEU / CPD 

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA's)

Series 96 (CRNA96) To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

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Course Topics

The Anesthesia Department on the Other Side of COVID-19

Explain effects of COVID-19 on health care for minorities, elderly patients, and patients on Medicare; Cite governmental response to COVID-19 and changes made to facilitate health care; Compare the health care sector in the United States with those of other nations in the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development; List factors in the salary model of compensation that affect health care workers; Present data that show the effects of COVID-19 on delay of care among patients.

Mechanical Power in Intraoperative Ventilation

Utilize lung-protective ventilation strategies during surgery; Identify postoperative pulmonary complications caused by mechanical ventilation; Optimize the power of mechanical ventilation during anesthesia; Review the mechanics of breathing and intraoperative ventilation; Recognize various types of ventilator-induced lung injury, eg, barotrauma and atelectrauma, that may occur in the operating room.

Critical Care/Difficult Airways

Select patients for implantation of cardiac support devices; Differentiate indications for venovenous (VV) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) from those for venoarterial ECMO; Choose an appropriate mechanical support device for patients requiring bridge therapy; Implement strategies to improve success rates of intubation in remote locations; Consider the effects of anatomic factors when choosing a rescue technique for a patient with a difficult airway

Ethics/Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Differentiate ACP from advance directives; Explain implementation of the Physician Orders for Lifesustaining Treatment form in ACP; Optimize the response to patient requests for medical aid-in-dying; Explain challenges faced by physicians who personally support or oppose medical aid-in-dying; Contrast use of cuffed vs uncuffed endotracheal tubes in pediatric advanced life support.

Anesthesia for Awake Craniotomy/Physician Wellness

Identify the contraindications and perioperative complications of awake craniotomy; Compare anesthetic agents for use in awake craniotomy; Select appropriate anesthetic agents for patients undergoing awake craniotomy; Evaluate brain activity during awake craniotomy using electrocorticography; Utilize strategies and tactics implemented at the organizational level for addressing physician burnout.




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