Anesthesia for CRNAs

ANESTHESIOLOGY / ANAESTHESIA SEMINAR CME / CPD 

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 76 (ANES76) Topics Include:  Perioperative Care of Patients with LVADs, Safety Profile of Nitrous Oxide, AKI in the ICU, Monitoring Depth of Anesthesia, Patients at Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and more.

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

Full Course:
CRNA76
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
CRNA76-E, CRNA76-O, CRNA76A, CRNA76B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Anesthetics Emergencies/LVAD in the Endoscopy Suite

Assess intraoperative cardiac status and hemodynamics; Determine the etiology of elevated end-tidal CO2 during laparoscopy; Evaluate and treat patients with difficult ventilation and hemodynamic instability in the prone position; Summarize the function and effect on physiology of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs); Optimize the perioperative care of patients with LVADs.

Nonnarcotic Perioperative Analgesia/Intensive Care of the Cancer Patient

Substitute alternatives to perioperative opioids for patients undergoing ophthalmic surgery; Implement protocols for pain management targeted at multiple sites in the pain pathway; Recognize factors that affect survival rates of patients with cancer admitted to the intensive care unit; Cite studies investigating modalities of intensive care in patients with cancer; Apply appropriate criteria for admission of patients with cancer to the intensive care unit.

Lung Transplantation/Acute Kidney Injury in the ICU

Select appropriate candidates for lung transplantation; Interpret nomenclature in current literature about chronic rejection; Explain the epidemiology and clinical significance of AKI; Prevent the development of AKI in critically ill patients; Cite recent studies that propose strategies for management of AKI in the intensive care unit.

Vasopressors in the Management of Circulatory Failure/Delirium

Recognize etiologies of circulatory failure; Choose appropriate vasopressors for the treatment of circulatory failure; Monitor and assess patients for delirium; Prevent the onset of delirium in the ICU; Optimize the treatment of patients with delirium.

Cognitive Approaches to Safety/ERAS Protocols in Children

Recognize the source of errors in the perioperative setting; Use decision-making tools to avoid cognitive errors; Increase perioperative safety using tools to manage risk; Determine the effectiveness of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols in various health care environments; Apply principles of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in pediatric patients.

Issues Related to Depth of Anesthesia

Recognize the challenges of accurately monitoring depth of anesthesia; Evaluate claims of causality between depth of anesthesia and mortality or cognitive dysfunction; Summarize the adverse effects of postoperative delirium; Cite literature showing an association between depth of anesthesia and delirium; Select patients for whom it is most appropriate to monitor depth of anesthesia.

Hip and Knee Surgery/End-of-Life Matters

Use peripheral nerve blocks to control pain in patients after repair of hip fracture; Select optimal anesthetic modalities in patients undergoing repair of hip fracture; ncorporate principles of orthogeriatrics into postoperative care in patients with hip fracture; Optimize the experience of dying in patients approaching the end of life; Resolve ethical dilemmas regarding end-of-life care.

Anesthetic Implications of Cancer Therapies/Nitrous Oxide in Pediatric Anesthesia

Review the physiologic mechanisms of action for common cancer-related therapies; Recognize the common complications related to therapies for treating cancer; Optimize the perioperative care of patients during and after treatment for cancer; Assess the utility of nitrous oxide as an anesthetic agent, based on pharmacokinetics; Evaluate the safety profile of nitrous oxide.

Pediatric Anesthesia Issues in 2018

List the important components of Fontan anatomy and physiology; Optimize the perioperative hemodynamics of patients who have undergone a Fontan procedure; Recognize the long-term comorbidities of patients with a previous Fontan reconstruction; Select appropriate candidates for outpatient tonsillectomy; Identify patients at risk for obstructive sleep apnea.

Transfusion in Cardiac Patients/Ethical Dilemmas

Cite literature comparing liberal and restrictive strategies for transfusion; Select appropriate levels of hemoglobin to use as thresholds for triggering transfusion; Summarize the principles of ethical medical practice; Discuss the ethics of providing anesthesia services to close family members; Apply ethical principles of medical practice to clinical scenarios that may be encountered by the anesthesiologist.

Nonnarcotic Perioperative Analgesia/Intensive Care of the Cancer Patient

Substitute alternatives to perioperative opioids for patients undergoing ophthalmic surgery; Implement protocols for pain management targeted at multiple sites in the pain pathway; Recognize factors that affect survival rates of patients with cancer admitted to the intensive care unit; Cite studies investigating modalities of intensive care in patients with cancer; Apply appropriate criteria for admission of patients with cancer to the intensive care unit.

Vasopressors in the Management of Circulatory Failure/Delirium

Recognize etiologies of circulatory failure; Choose appropriate vasopressors for the treatment of circulatory failure; Monitor and assess patients for delirium; Prevent the onset of delirium in the ICU; Optimize the treatment of patients with delirium.

Issues Related to Depth of Anesthesia

Recognize the challenges of accurately monitoring depth of anesthesia; Evaluate claims of causality between depth of anesthesia and mortality or cognitive dysfunction; Summarize the adverse effects of postoperative delirium; Cite literature showing an association between depth of anesthesia and delirium; Select patients for whom it is most appropriate to monitor depth of anesthesia.

Anesthetic Implications of Cancer Therapies/Nitrous Oxide in Pediatric Anesthesia

Review the physiologic mechanisms of action for common cancer-related therapies; Recognize the common complications related to therapies for treating cancer; Optimize the perioperative care of patients during and after treatment for cancer; Assess the utility of nitrous oxide as an anesthetic agent, based on pharmacokinetics; Evaluate the safety profile of nitrous oxide.

Pediatric Anesthesia Issues in 2018

List the important components of Fontan anatomy and physiology; Optimize the perioperative hemodynamics of patients who have undergone a Fontan procedure; Recognize the long-term comorbidities of patients with a previous Fontan reconstruction; Select appropriate candidates for outpatient tonsillectomy; Identify patients at risk for obstructive sleep apnea.

Anesthetics Emergencies/LVAD in the Endoscopy Suite

Assess intraoperative cardiac status and hemodynamics; Determine the etiology of elevated end-tidal CO2 during laparoscopy; Evaluate and treat patients with difficult ventilation and hemodynamic instability in the prone position; Summarize the function and effect on physiology of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs); Optimize the perioperative care of patients with LVADs.

Lung Transplantation/Acute Kidney Injury in the ICU

Select appropriate candidates for lung transplantation; Interpret nomenclature in current literature about chronic rejection; Explain the epidemiology and clinical significance of AKI; Prevent the development of AKI in critically ill patients; Cite recent studies that propose strategies for management of AKI in the intensive care unit.

Cognitive Approaches to Safety/ERAS Protocols in Children

Recognize the source of errors in the perioperative setting; Use decision-making tools to avoid cognitive errors; Increase perioperative safety using tools to manage risk; Determine the effectiveness of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols in various health care environments; Apply principles of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in pediatric patients.

Hip and Knee Surgery/End-of-Life Matters

Use peripheral nerve blocks to control pain in patients after repair of hip fracture; Select optimal anesthetic modalities in patients undergoing repair of hip fracture; ncorporate principles of orthogeriatrics into postoperative care in patients with hip fracture; Optimize the experience of dying in patients approaching the end of life; Resolve ethical dilemmas regarding end-of-life care.

Transfusion in Cardiac Patients/Ethical Dilemmas

Cite literature comparing liberal and restrictive strategies for transfusion; Select appropriate levels of hemoglobin to use as thresholds for triggering transfusion; Summarize the principles of ethical medical practice; Discuss the ethics of providing anesthesia services to close family members; Apply ethical principles of medical practice to clinical scenarios that may be encountered by the anesthesiologist.

Anesthetics Emergencies/LVAD in the Endoscopy Suite

Assess intraoperative cardiac status and hemodynamics; Determine the etiology of elevated end-tidal CO2 during laparoscopy; Evaluate and treat patients with difficult ventilation and hemodynamic instability in the prone position; Summarize the function and effect on physiology of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs); Optimize the perioperative care of patients with LVADs.

Vasopressors in the Management of Circulatory Failure/Delirium

Recognize etiologies of circulatory failure; Choose appropriate vasopressors for the treatment of circulatory failure; Monitor and assess patients for delirium; Prevent the onset of delirium in the ICU; Optimize the treatment of patients with delirium.

Cognitive Approaches to Safety/ERAS Protocols in Children

Recognize the source of errors in the perioperative setting; Use decision-making tools to avoid cognitive errors; Increase perioperative safety using tools to manage risk; Determine the effectiveness of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols in various health care environments; Apply principles of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in pediatric patients.

Anesthetic Implications of Cancer Therapies/Nitrous Oxide in Pediatric Anesthesia

Review the physiologic mechanisms of action for common cancer-related therapies; Recognize the common complications related to therapies for treating cancer; Optimize the perioperative care of patients during and after treatment for cancer; Assess the utility of nitrous oxide as an anesthetic agent, based on pharmacokinetics; Evaluate the safety profile of nitrous oxide.

Transfusion in Cardiac Patients/Ethical Dilemmas

Cite literature comparing liberal and restrictive strategies for transfusion; Select appropriate levels of hemoglobin to use as thresholds for triggering transfusion; Summarize the principles of ethical medical practice; Discuss the ethics of providing anesthesia services to close family members; Apply ethical principles of medical practice to clinical scenarios that may be encountered by the anesthesiologist.

Nonnarcotic Perioperative Analgesia/Intensive Care of the Cancer Patient

Substitute alternatives to perioperative opioids for patients undergoing ophthalmic surgery; Implement protocols for pain management targeted at multiple sites in the pain pathway; Recognize factors that affect survival rates of patients with cancer admitted to the intensive care unit; Cite studies investigating modalities of intensive care in patients with cancer; Apply appropriate criteria for admission of patients with cancer to the intensive care unit.

Lung Transplantation/Acute Kidney Injury in the ICU

Select appropriate candidates for lung transplantation; Interpret nomenclature in current literature about chronic rejection; Explain the epidemiology and clinical significance of AKI; Prevent the development of AKI in critically ill patients; Cite recent studies that propose strategies for management of AKI in the intensive care unit.

Issues Related to Depth of Anesthesia

Recognize the challenges of accurately monitoring depth of anesthesia; Evaluate claims of causality between depth of anesthesia and mortality or cognitive dysfunction; Summarize the adverse effects of postoperative delirium; Cite literature showing an association between depth of anesthesia and delirium; Select patients for whom it is most appropriate to monitor depth of anesthesia.

Hip and Knee Surgery/End-of-Life Matters

Use peripheral nerve blocks to control pain in patients after repair of hip fracture; Select optimal anesthetic modalities in patients undergoing repair of hip fracture; ncorporate principles of orthogeriatrics into postoperative care in patients with hip fracture; Optimize the experience of dying in patients approaching the end of life; Resolve ethical dilemmas regarding end-of-life care.

Pediatric Anesthesia Issues in 2018

List the important components of Fontan anatomy and physiology; Optimize the perioperative hemodynamics of patients who have undergone a Fontan procedure; Recognize the long-term comorbidities of patients with a previous Fontan reconstruction; Select appropriate candidates for outpatient tonsillectomy; Identify patients at risk for obstructive sleep apnea.

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 48.00 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 12/31/19

Audio Digest Anesthesiology Volume 60 – This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) for 48.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1035579; Expiration Date 12/31/20

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

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

ASI Series 75 (CRNA75) ***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.
 
CRNAs may earn 1 credit per issue in Volume 60 from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020, in Volume 59 from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019; and in Volume 58 from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018.
 
 
 

Additional Information

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If you have taken the current Anesthesiology CME Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon.  There you will find abbreviated listings of additional ANESTHESIA courses available and ANESTHESIA courses that are soon to be released.

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