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 70 (CRNA70) Topics Include: Ventilation in the NCCU, Muscle Relaxants, Complications, Preoperative Bleeding, Informed Consent, Preoperative Evaluation, and more.

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

Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Ventilation in the NCCU/Noninvasive Monitoring

Explain the mechanisms by which ventilatory drive is regulated; Recognize patterns of abnormal breathing; Optimize ventilation in patients with neurologic injuries; Assess the limitations and advantages of noninvasive modalities for monitoring; Implement protocols for monitoring that maximize patient safety.

Preoperative Bleeding/Operating Room Safety

Compare prothrombin time/partial prothrombin time, thromboelastography, and rotational thromboelastometry for evaluating clotting; Interpret the results of viscoelastic testing; Consider the benefits and limitation of viscoelastic testing in the operating room and intensive care unit; Minimize the occurrence of perioperative errors; Reduce the incidence of in-hospital transmission of infection.

Informed Consent for Anesthesiologists

Summarize the elements of informed consent; Explain how the requirements for obtaining informed consent vary among patient populations; Differentiate between informed consent and shared decision making; Apply the principles of informed consent to clinical care; Interpret current literature about informed consent.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Regional Anesthesia/Airway Management

Identify patients at increased risk for neurologic complications following regional anesthesia; Assess the role of surgical procedures in the development of neurologic complications; Evaluate the effectiveness of techniques for minimizing the risks of neurologic complications associated with regional anesthesia; Implement regional anesthesia protocols for patients taking anticoagulant medications; Differentiate among the various systems involved in the prehospital management of airways.

Neonatal and Obstetric Concerns

Characterize abnormalities of fetal development that lead to emergent conditions in neonates; Optimize the perioperative treatment of neonates with emergent surgical conditions; Cite epidemiologic trends in preeclampsia-related morbidity and mortality; Apply revised diagnostic criteria for the assessment of preeclampsia; Design management and treatment protocols for women with preeclampsia.

Complications of Arterial Cannulation

Minimize risk factors for complications after arterial cannulation; Select the most appropriate site for arterial cannulation; Assess collateral circulation before performing
arterial cannulation; Identify signs of ischemia after arterial cannulation; Initiate treatment for complications associated with arterial cannulation.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Muscle Relaxants in Airway Management/Perioperative Management of Mediastinal Mass

Analyze evidence on the effects of neuromuscular blockers on ventilation using a face mask or laryngeal mask airway; Use neuromuscular blockers to optimize airway management; Identify common mediastinal tumors in children; Perform preoperative assessment of children with mediastinal masses; Minimize the risks for complications during procedures in children with mediastinal masses.

Neurovascular Emergencies/Cognitive Testing

Optimize outcomes for patients experiencing intracerebral hemorrhage; Maximize appropriate use of a dedicated critical care unit; Choose appropriate medical therapy for patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage; Cite current literature about the effects of cognitive changes associated with aging on clinical practice; Implement programs for monitoring the effects of aging on cognition.

Anesthesia for Cancer Surgery/Management of Eye Issues

Interpret current literature about the effect of anesthetic agents on cancer outcomes; Minimize perioperative suppression of the immune system; Use multimodal anesthetic techniques to minimize the risk for cancer recurrence; Consider the impact of regional vs general anesthesia on the recurrence of cancer; Review minimally invasive techniques that delay or avoid the need for surgery on the eyelid.

Topics in Preoperative Evaluation

Preoperatively assess patients with symptomatic or asymptomatic carotid artery disease; Appropriately refer patients with stenosis of the carotid artery for diagnostic evaluation and treatment; Optimize medical management of patients presenting with preoperative hypertension; Recognize the impact of anemia on postoperative mortality; Initiate appropriate therapy for replenishment of
iron stores in patients with iron-deficiency anemia.

Preoperative Bleeding/Operating Room Safety

Compare prothrombin time/partial prothrombin time, thromboelastography, and rotational thromboelastometry for evaluating clotting; Interpret the results of viscoelastic testing; Consider the benefits and limitation of viscoelastic testing in the operating room and intensive care unit; Minimize the occurrence of perioperative errors; Reduce the incidence of in-hospital transmission of infection.

Neonatal and Obstetric Concerns

Characterize abnormalities of fetal development that lead to emergent conditions in neonates; Optimize the perioperative treatment of neonates with emergent surgical conditions; Cite epidemiologic trends in preeclampsia-related morbidity and mortality; Apply revised diagnostic criteria for the assessment of preeclampsia; Design management and treatment protocols for women with preeclampsia.

Complications of Arterial Cannulation

Minimize risk factors for complications after arterial cannulation; Select the most appropriate site for arterial cannulation; Assess collateral circulation before performing
arterial cannulation; Identify signs of ischemia after arterial cannulation; Initiate treatment for complications associated with arterial cannulation.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Muscle Relaxants in Airway Management/Perioperative Management of Mediastinal Mass

Analyze evidence on the effects of neuromuscular blockers on ventilation using a face mask or laryngeal mask airway; Use neuromuscular blockers to optimize airway management; Identify common mediastinal tumors in children; Perform preoperative assessment of children with mediastinal masses; Minimize the risks for complications during procedures in children with mediastinal masses.

Topics in Preoperative Evaluation

Preoperatively assess patients with symptomatic or asymptomatic carotid artery disease; Appropriately refer patients with stenosis of the carotid artery for diagnostic evaluation and treatment; Optimize medical management of patients presenting with preoperative hypertension; Recognize the impact of anemia on postoperative mortality; Initiate appropriate therapy for replenishment of
iron stores in patients with iron-deficiency anemia.

Ventilation in the NCCU/Noninvasive Monitoring

Explain the mechanisms by which ventilatory drive is regulated; Recognize patterns of abnormal breathing; Optimize ventilation in patients with neurologic injuries; Assess the limitations and advantages of noninvasive modalities for monitoring; Implement protocols for monitoring that maximize patient safety.

Informed Consent for Anesthesiologists

Summarize the elements of informed consent; Explain how the requirements for obtaining informed consent vary among patient populations; Differentiate between informed consent and shared decision making; Apply the principles of informed consent to clinical care; Interpret current literature about informed consent.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Regional Anesthesia/Airway Management

Identify patients at increased risk for neurologic complications following regional anesthesia; Assess the role of surgical procedures in the development of neurologic complications; Evaluate the effectiveness of techniques for minimizing the risks of neurologic complications associated with regional anesthesia; Implement regional anesthesia protocols for patients taking anticoagulant medications; Differentiate among the various systems involved in the prehospital management of airways.

Neurovascular Emergencies/Cognitive Testing

Optimize outcomes for patients experiencing intracerebral hemorrhage; Maximize appropriate use of a dedicated critical care unit; Choose appropriate medical therapy for patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage; Cite current literature about the effects of cognitive changes associated with aging on clinical practice; Implement programs for monitoring the effects of aging on cognition.

Anesthesia for Cancer Surgery/Management of Eye Issues

Interpret current literature about the effect of anesthetic agents on cancer outcomes; Minimize perioperative suppression of the immune system; Use multimodal anesthetic techniques to minimize the risk for cancer recurrence; Consider the impact of regional vs general anesthesia on the recurrence of cancer; Review minimally invasive techniques that delay or avoid the need for surgery on the eyelid.

Ventilation in the NCCU/Noninvasive Monitoring

Explain the mechanisms by which ventilatory drive is regulated; Recognize patterns of abnormal breathing; Optimize ventilation in patients with neurologic injuries; Assess the limitations and advantages of noninvasive modalities for monitoring; Implement protocols for monitoring that maximize patient safety.

Regional Anesthesia/Airway Management

Identify patients at increased risk for neurologic complications following regional anesthesia; Assess the role of surgical procedures in the development of neurologic complications; Evaluate the effectiveness of techniques for minimizing the risks of neurologic complications associated with regional anesthesia; Implement regional anesthesia protocols for patients taking anticoagulant medications; Differentiate among the various systems involved in the prehospital management of airways.

Complications of Arterial Cannulation

Minimize risk factors for complications after arterial cannulation; Select the most appropriate site for arterial cannulation; Assess collateral circulation before performing
arterial cannulation; Identify signs of ischemia after arterial cannulation; Initiate treatment for complications associated with arterial cannulation.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Muscle Relaxants in Airway Management/Perioperative Management of Mediastinal Mass

Analyze evidence on the effects of neuromuscular blockers on ventilation using a face mask or laryngeal mask airway; Use neuromuscular blockers to optimize airway management; Identify common mediastinal tumors in children; Perform preoperative assessment of children with mediastinal masses; Minimize the risks for complications during procedures in children with mediastinal masses.

Anesthesia for Cancer Surgery/Management of Eye Issues

Interpret current literature about the effect of anesthetic agents on cancer outcomes; Minimize perioperative suppression of the immune system; Use multimodal anesthetic techniques to minimize the risk for cancer recurrence; Consider the impact of regional vs general anesthesia on the recurrence of cancer; Review minimally invasive techniques that delay or avoid the need for surgery on the eyelid.

Preoperative Bleeding/Operating Room Safety

Compare prothrombin time/partial prothrombin time, thromboelastography, and rotational thromboelastometry for evaluating clotting; Interpret the results of viscoelastic testing; Consider the benefits and limitation of viscoelastic testing in the operating room and intensive care unit; Minimize the occurrence of perioperative errors; Reduce the incidence of in-hospital transmission of infection.

Informed Consent for Anesthesiologists

Summarize the elements of informed consent; Explain how the requirements for obtaining informed consent vary among patient populations; Differentiate between informed consent and shared decision making; Apply the principles of informed consent to clinical care; Interpret current literature about informed consent.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Neonatal and Obstetric Concerns

Characterize abnormalities of fetal development that lead to emergent conditions in neonates; Optimize the perioperative treatment of neonates with emergent surgical conditions; Cite epidemiologic trends in preeclampsia-related morbidity and mortality; Apply revised diagnostic criteria for the assessment of preeclampsia; Design management and treatment protocols for women with preeclampsia.

Neurovascular Emergencies/Cognitive Testing

Optimize outcomes for patients experiencing intracerebral hemorrhage; Maximize appropriate use of a dedicated critical care unit; Choose appropriate medical therapy for patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage; Cite current literature about the effects of cognitive changes associated with aging on clinical practice; Implement programs for monitoring the effects of aging on cognition.

Topics in Preoperative Evaluation

Preoperatively assess patients with symptomatic or asymptomatic carotid artery disease; Appropriately refer patients with stenosis of the carotid artery for diagnostic evaluation and treatment; Optimize medical management of patients presenting with preoperative hypertension; Recognize the impact of anemia on postoperative mortality; Initiate appropriate therapy for replenishment of
iron stores in patients with iron-deficiency anemia.

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.