Anesthesia for CRNAs

ANESTHESIOLOGY / ANAESTHESIA SEMINAR CME / CPD 

Full Course:  10 Class A Credits for CEU / CPD.

Short Course:  5 Class ACredits for CEU / CPD.

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

Series 71 (CRNA71) Topics Include: Neuraxial Opioids, Amniotic Fluid Embolism, Pain Control After Tonsillectomy in Children, Optimal Agents for Surgical Premedication, Select Drugs Based on the Patient's Genome, Adjusting Doses for Obese Patients, and more.

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

Full Course:
CRNA71
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
CRNA71-E, CRNA71-O, CRNA71A, CRNA71B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Issues in Surgical Anesthesia

Assess the levels of evidence used to inform the American Society of Anesthesiologists practice guideline for patients receiving neuraxial opioids; Develop a protocol for monitoring patients receiving neuraxial opioids; Explain the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis and its impact on anesthetic management; Minimize the perioperative risk for complications in patients with rheumatoid arthritis; Optimize the intraoperative administration of fluids.

OSA and Obesity in Pediatrics/Mitral Clips

Adapt anesthetic practice to changing indications for tonsillectomy; Optimize pain control after tonsillectomy in children; Assess children for discharge from the hospital after tonsillectomy; Summarize the hemodynamic and structural changes that contribute to mitral valve regurgitation; Optimize perioperative care for patients undergoing mitral valve clipping.

Thoracic Anesthesia/Neuroanesthesia

Summarize recommendations for perioperative pain control from recently published clinical practice guidelines; Implement protocols for multimodal analgesia when treating patients undergoing thoracotomy; Accurately grade the severity of subarachnoid hemorrhage; Anticipate and overcome the challenges of providing anesthesia in the neurointerventional suite; Optimize conditions for interventional procedures and imaging studies in patients with acute subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Regional Anesthesia/Neuroanesthesia

Implement an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol for patients undergoing total joint replacement; Choose between general and neuraxial anesthesia to optimize outcomes of joint replacement surgery; Use postoperative analgesia optimally to improve outcomes of patients undergoing total joint replacement; Evaluate data about the association between intraoperative hypotension and perioperative stroke; Optimize the use of anesthetic agents in patients undergoing neurointerventional procedures for acute stoke.

Perioperative Medicine

Differentiate between Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Anesthesia Advanced Circulatory Life Support; Optimize resuscitation for patients who experience cardiac arrest in the operating room; Differentiate between palliative care and end-of-life care; Appreciate the value of palliative care; Choose treatment modalities that are most beneficial to patients receiving end-of-life care.

Pediatric Care/Authority Issues

Prepare children with autism for the experience of undergoing surgery; Provide a calm and comforting perioperative environment for children with autism; Implement strategies for encouraging team members to ask questions and raise concerns; Identify hurdles that prevent medical team members from voicing concerns; Create a culture of safety in the perioperative setting.

Amniotic Fluid Embolism/Ethics

Summarize the pathophysiology of amniotic fluid embolism; Recognize the signs of amniotic fluid embolism; Optimize outcomes for both mother and baby in cases of amniotic fluid embolism; Foster ethically appropriate surrogate decision-making; Comply with policies for organ donation after cardiac death.

Anesthesia and Surgery Survival/Mechanical Ventilation

Cite current literature that compares the benefits and disadvantages of premedication agents; Select optimal agents for surgical premedication; Summarize the impact of postoperative pulmonary complications on hospital course; Optimize tidal volume during perioperative mechanical ventilation; Identify patients likely to benefit from positive end-expiratory pressure.

Drug Dosing in the Obese Patient

Apply the appropriate scalars for adjusting doses of medication for obese patients; Summarize the importance of volume of distribution in the adjustment of drug doses; Estimate patients' ideal body weight and lean body weight; Identify drugs as lipophilic or hydrophilic and use the appropriate scalars for each; Assess obesity and calculate ideal body weight in children.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Genomics and Perioperative Care

Apply principles of genetics to optimize and personalize patient care; Implement a practice model based on the perioperative surgical home; Summarize the genetic basis for response to anesthetics and narcotics; Appropriately select drugs based on the patient's genome; Maximize postoperative patient satisfaction.

OSA and Obesity in Pediatrics/Mitral Clips

Adapt anesthetic practice to changing indications for tonsillectomy; Optimize pain control after tonsillectomy in children; Assess children for discharge from the hospital after tonsillectomy; Summarize the hemodynamic and structural changes that contribute to mitral valve regurgitation; Optimize perioperative care for patients undergoing mitral valve clipping.

Thoracic Anesthesia/Neuroanesthesia

Summarize recommendations for perioperative pain control from recently published clinical practice guidelines; Implement protocols for multimodal analgesia when treating patients undergoing thoracotomy; Accurately grade the severity of subarachnoid hemorrhage; Anticipate and overcome the challenges of providing anesthesia in the neurointerventional suite; Optimize conditions for interventional procedures and imaging studies in patients with acute subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Pediatric Care/Authority Issues

Prepare children with autism for the experience of undergoing surgery; Provide a calm and comforting perioperative environment for children with autism; Implement strategies for encouraging team members to ask questions and raise concerns; Identify hurdles that prevent medical team members from voicing concerns; Create a culture of safety in the perioperative setting.

Amniotic Fluid Embolism/Ethics

Summarize the pathophysiology of amniotic fluid embolism; Recognize the signs of amniotic fluid embolism; Optimize outcomes for both mother and baby in cases of amniotic fluid embolism; Foster ethically appropriate surrogate decision-making; Comply with policies for organ donation after cardiac death.

Genomics and Perioperative Care

Apply principles of genetics to optimize and personalize patient care; Implement a practice model based on the perioperative surgical home; Summarize the genetic basis for response to anesthetics and narcotics; Appropriately select drugs based on the patient's genome; Maximize postoperative patient satisfaction.

Issues in Surgical Anesthesia

Assess the levels of evidence used to inform the American Society of Anesthesiologists practice guideline for patients receiving neuraxial opioids; Develop a protocol for monitoring patients receiving neuraxial opioids; Explain the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis and its impact on anesthetic management; Minimize the perioperative risk for complications in patients with rheumatoid arthritis; Optimize the intraoperative administration of fluids.

Regional Anesthesia/Neuroanesthesia

Implement an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol for patients undergoing total joint replacement; Choose between general and neuraxial anesthesia to optimize outcomes of joint replacement surgery; Use postoperative analgesia optimally to improve outcomes of patients undergoing total joint replacement; Evaluate data about the association between intraoperative hypotension and perioperative stroke; Optimize the use of anesthetic agents in patients undergoing neurointerventional procedures for acute stoke.

Perioperative Medicine

Differentiate between Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Anesthesia Advanced Circulatory Life Support; Optimize resuscitation for patients who experience cardiac arrest in the operating room; Differentiate between palliative care and end-of-life care; Appreciate the value of palliative care; Choose treatment modalities that are most beneficial to patients receiving end-of-life care.

Anesthesia and Surgery Survival/Mechanical Ventilation

Cite current literature that compares the benefits and disadvantages of premedication agents; Select optimal agents for surgical premedication; Summarize the impact of postoperative pulmonary complications on hospital course; Optimize tidal volume during perioperative mechanical ventilation; Identify patients likely to benefit from positive end-expiratory pressure.

Drug Dosing in the Obese Patient

Apply the appropriate scalars for adjusting doses of medication for obese patients; Summarize the importance of volume of distribution in the adjustment of drug doses; Estimate patients' ideal body weight and lean body weight; Identify drugs as lipophilic or hydrophilic and use the appropriate scalars for each; Assess obesity and calculate ideal body weight in children.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Issues in Surgical Anesthesia

Assess the levels of evidence used to inform the American Society of Anesthesiologists practice guideline for patients receiving neuraxial opioids; Develop a protocol for monitoring patients receiving neuraxial opioids; Explain the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis and its impact on anesthetic management; Minimize the perioperative risk for complications in patients with rheumatoid arthritis; Optimize the intraoperative administration of fluids.

Thoracic Anesthesia/Neuroanesthesia

Summarize recommendations for perioperative pain control from recently published clinical practice guidelines; Implement protocols for multimodal analgesia when treating patients undergoing thoracotomy; Accurately grade the severity of subarachnoid hemorrhage; Anticipate and overcome the challenges of providing anesthesia in the neurointerventional suite; Optimize conditions for interventional procedures and imaging studies in patients with acute subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Perioperative Medicine

Differentiate between Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Anesthesia Advanced Circulatory Life Support; Optimize resuscitation for patients who experience cardiac arrest in the operating room; Differentiate between palliative care and end-of-life care; Appreciate the value of palliative care; Choose treatment modalities that are most beneficial to patients receiving end-of-life care.

Amniotic Fluid Embolism/Ethics

Summarize the pathophysiology of amniotic fluid embolism; Recognize the signs of amniotic fluid embolism; Optimize outcomes for both mother and baby in cases of amniotic fluid embolism; Foster ethically appropriate surrogate decision-making; Comply with policies for organ donation after cardiac death.

Drug Dosing in the Obese Patient

Apply the appropriate scalars for adjusting doses of medication for obese patients; Summarize the importance of volume of distribution in the adjustment of drug doses; Estimate patients' ideal body weight and lean body weight; Identify drugs as lipophilic or hydrophilic and use the appropriate scalars for each; Assess obesity and calculate ideal body weight in children.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

OSA and Obesity in Pediatrics/Mitral Clips

Adapt anesthetic practice to changing indications for tonsillectomy; Optimize pain control after tonsillectomy in children; Assess children for discharge from the hospital after tonsillectomy; Summarize the hemodynamic and structural changes that contribute to mitral valve regurgitation; Optimize perioperative care for patients undergoing mitral valve clipping.

Regional Anesthesia/Neuroanesthesia

Implement an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol for patients undergoing total joint replacement; Choose between general and neuraxial anesthesia to optimize outcomes of joint replacement surgery; Use postoperative analgesia optimally to improve outcomes of patients undergoing total joint replacement; Evaluate data about the association between intraoperative hypotension and perioperative stroke; Optimize the use of anesthetic agents in patients undergoing neurointerventional procedures for acute stoke.

Pediatric Care/Authority Issues

Prepare children with autism for the experience of undergoing surgery; Provide a calm and comforting perioperative environment for children with autism; Implement strategies for encouraging team members to ask questions and raise concerns; Identify hurdles that prevent medical team members from voicing concerns; Create a culture of safety in the perioperative setting.

Anesthesia and Surgery Survival/Mechanical Ventilation

Cite current literature that compares the benefits and disadvantages of premedication agents; Select optimal agents for surgical premedication; Summarize the impact of postoperative pulmonary complications on hospital course; Optimize tidal volume during perioperative mechanical ventilation; Identify patients likely to benefit from positive end-expiratory pressure.

Genomics and Perioperative Care

Apply principles of genetics to optimize and personalize patient care; Implement a practice model based on the perioperative surgical home; Summarize the genetic basis for response to anesthetics and narcotics; Appropriately select drugs based on the patient's genome; Maximize postoperative patient satisfaction.

Accreditation

CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETISTS (CRNAS):

Audio-Digest Anesthesiology Volume 58 – This program has been prior- approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) for 48 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1032538; Expiration Date 12/31/18).

Audio Digest Anesthesiology Volume 59 – This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) for 48.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1034165; Expiration Date 12/31/2019.

NOTE: Audio-Digest Anesthesiology programs from 2014 and 2015 (Volumes 56 and 57) have expired and are not eligible for CE credit.

CRNA Credits: Full Course- 10 Credits/ Short Course - 5 Credits

ASI Series 70 (CRNA70) ***Topic Volume Number does not correlate to ASI Series Number***

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST EARN A SCORE OF 80% AND COMPLETE THE ACCOMPANYING EVALUATION SURVEY TO RECEIVE CREDIT.

PARTICIPANTS MAY NOT RETEST SINCE THE TESTING MECHANISM FOR THIS ACTIVITY DOES NOT INCLUDE UTILIZATION OF RANDOMLY ASSIGNED COMPUTER-GENERATED TEST ITEMS WHERE AT LEAST HALF OF THE TEST ITEMS USED ON THE SECOND AND THIRD ATTEMPTS ARE DIFFERENT THAN THE INITIAL TEST ITEMS USED ON THE FIRST ATTEMPT, ETC.