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 72 (CRNA72) Topics Include:  Diagnostic Criteria for Cerebral Palsy, Negative-Pressure Pulmonary Edema, Receptor-Mediated Effects of Various Opioids, Patients with LVADs, Recognizing Postpartum Hemorrhage, and more.

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

Full Course:
CRNA72
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
CRNA72-E, CRNA72-O, CRNA72A, CRNA72B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Long-acting Local Anesthesia/Obstetric Anesthesia

Compare the clinical, radiologic, histologic, and endoscopic findings of Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis; Identify the phenotypes of Crohn disease and the categories of ulcerative colitis; Treat inflammatory bowel disease using appropriate medication and nutrition; Order appropriate laboratory and imaging studies for patients presenting with abdominal pain; List predisposing factors for various causes of abdominal pain.

Ethical Dilemmas/Pediatric Trauma

List the diagnostic criteria for cerebral palsy; Distinguish between cerebral palsy and other metabolic or dystonic conditions with similar presentation; Identify normal and abnormal neurologic findings in infants and children; Distinguish among common genetic syndromes and sequences based on physical findings; Determine whether genetic testing is indicated for a child with developmental abnormalities.

Monitoring/Neuroanesthesia

Select appropriate physiologic parameters for perioperative monitoring; Minimize the incidence of intraoperative hypotension; Cite literature assessing the value of mechanical intervention for the treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke; Incorporate the use of perfusion imaging into protocols for triage of patients with stroke; Identify patients most likely to benefit from intervention for acute ischemic stroke.

Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema/Complications of Regional Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery

Explain the mechanism of negative-pressure pulmonary edema; Provide appropriate treatment for negative-pressure pulmonary edema; Cite current literature addressing the incidence of nerve injuries after orthopedic surgery; Recognize risk factors for postoperative nerve injury; Minimize the risk for nerve injury during the performance of peripheral nerve blockade.

Noncardiac Surgery in the Patient with an LVAD/Craniosynostosis

List the types and functions of LVADs; Outline the noncardiac surgical procedures performed most commonly for patients with LVADs; Develop an approach for anesthetic care of patients with LVADs; Explain the pathophysiology of craniosynostosis; Optimize perioperative anesthetic care for children undergoing complex cranial vault reconstruction.

Obstetric Anesthesia Considerations

Recognize significant postpartum hemorrhage; Implement systems to prevent postpartum hemorrhage; Apply contemporary transfusion practices in the setting of obstetrics; Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of alternative strategies for labor analgesia; Modify the difficult airway algorithm to address specific obstetric concerns.

Ultrasound-Guided Truncal Nerve Blocks for Abdominal Surgery

Describe the anatomy of the abdominal wall and peripheral thoracolumbar nerves; Cite current literature assessing the advantages and disadvantages of abdominal nerve blocks; Contrast TAP and rectus sheath blocks with thoracic epidural analgesia; Identify correct fascial planes for the performance of TAP blocks; Select optimal approaches for TAP blocks based on the dermatomal distribution of the block and location of the surgical incision.

Airway Management Concerns

Minimize complications related to intubation of patients in the intensive care unit; Evaluate patients in the intensive care unit for risk factors for difficult intubation; Optimize the use of an emergency airway algorithm; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches to management of the airway in patients with trauma; Implement the essential components of rapid sequence intubation.

Endocrine Disease/Local Anesthetics

Determine the physiologic effects of hormones secreted by the endocrine glands; Modify perioperative anesthetic protocols to account for the effects of endocrine disorders; Explain the effect of molecular structure of local anesthetic agents on their pharmacodynamics; Recognize signs of local anesthetic toxicity; Minimize the risk for cardiac complications related to the use of local anesthetic agents.

Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain/Opioids

Apply current diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia; Outline the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndromes; Individualize treatment for fibromyalgia and myofascial pain; Differentiate among the receptor-mediated effects of various opioids; Contrast the clinical characteristics of different opioids used in the perioperative setting.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Long-acting Local Anesthesia/Obstetric Anesthesia

Compare the clinical, radiologic, histologic, and endoscopic findings of Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis; Identify the phenotypes of Crohn disease and the categories of ulcerative colitis; Treat inflammatory bowel disease using appropriate medication and nutrition; Order appropriate laboratory and imaging studies for patients presenting with abdominal pain; List predisposing factors for various causes of abdominal pain.

Monitoring/Neuroanesthesia

Select appropriate physiologic parameters for perioperative monitoring; Minimize the incidence of intraoperative hypotension; Cite literature assessing the value of mechanical intervention for the treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke; Incorporate the use of perfusion imaging into protocols for triage of patients with stroke; Identify patients most likely to benefit from intervention for acute ischemic stroke.

Ultrasound-Guided Truncal Nerve Blocks for Abdominal Surgery

Describe the anatomy of the abdominal wall and peripheral thoracolumbar nerves; Cite current literature assessing the advantages and disadvantages of abdominal nerve blocks; Contrast TAP and rectus sheath blocks with thoracic epidural analgesia; Identify correct fascial planes for the performance of TAP blocks; Select optimal approaches for TAP blocks based on the dermatomal distribution of the block and location of the surgical incision.

Airway Management Concerns

Minimize complications related to intubation of patients in the intensive care unit; Evaluate patients in the intensive care unit for risk factors for difficult intubation; Optimize the use of an emergency airway algorithm; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches to management of the airway in patients with trauma; Implement the essential components of rapid sequence intubation.

Endocrine Disease/Local Anesthetics

Determine the physiologic effects of hormones secreted by the endocrine glands; Modify perioperative anesthetic protocols to account for the effects of endocrine disorders; Explain the effect of molecular structure of local anesthetic agents on their pharmacodynamics; Recognize signs of local anesthetic toxicity; Minimize the risk for cardiac complications related to the use of local anesthetic agents.

Ethical Dilemmas/Pediatric Trauma

List the diagnostic criteria for cerebral palsy; Distinguish between cerebral palsy and other metabolic or dystonic conditions with similar presentation; Identify normal and abnormal neurologic findings in infants and children; Distinguish among common genetic syndromes and sequences based on physical findings; Determine whether genetic testing is indicated for a child with developmental abnormalities.

Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema/Complications of Regional Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery

Explain the mechanism of negative-pressure pulmonary edema; Provide appropriate treatment for negative-pressure pulmonary edema; Cite current literature addressing the incidence of nerve injuries after orthopedic surgery; Recognize risk factors for postoperative nerve injury; Minimize the risk for nerve injury during the performance of peripheral nerve blockade.

Noncardiac Surgery in the Patient with an LVAD/Craniosynostosis

List the types and functions of LVADs; Outline the noncardiac surgical procedures performed most commonly for patients with LVADs; Develop an approach for anesthetic care of patients with LVADs; Explain the pathophysiology of craniosynostosis; Optimize perioperative anesthetic care for children undergoing complex cranial vault reconstruction.

Obstetric Anesthesia Considerations

Recognize significant postpartum hemorrhage; Implement systems to prevent postpartum hemorrhage; Apply contemporary transfusion practices in the setting of obstetrics; Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of alternative strategies for labor analgesia; Modify the difficult airway algorithm to address specific obstetric concerns.

Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain/Opioids

Apply current diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia; Outline the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndromes; Individualize treatment for fibromyalgia and myofascial pain; Differentiate among the receptor-mediated effects of various opioids; Contrast the clinical characteristics of different opioids used in the perioperative setting.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Long-acting Local Anesthesia/Obstetric Anesthesia

Compare the clinical, radiologic, histologic, and endoscopic findings of Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis; Identify the phenotypes of Crohn disease and the categories of ulcerative colitis; Treat inflammatory bowel disease using appropriate medication and nutrition; Order appropriate laboratory and imaging studies for patients presenting with abdominal pain; List predisposing factors for various causes of abdominal pain.

Ethical Dilemmas/Pediatric Trauma

List the diagnostic criteria for cerebral palsy; Distinguish between cerebral palsy and other metabolic or dystonic conditions with similar presentation; Identify normal and abnormal neurologic findings in infants and children; Distinguish among common genetic syndromes and sequences based on physical findings; Determine whether genetic testing is indicated for a child with developmental abnormalities.

Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema/Complications of Regional Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery

Explain the mechanism of negative-pressure pulmonary edema; Provide appropriate treatment for negative-pressure pulmonary edema; Cite current literature addressing the incidence of nerve injuries after orthopedic surgery; Recognize risk factors for postoperative nerve injury; Minimize the risk for nerve injury during the performance of peripheral nerve blockade.

Ultrasound-Guided Truncal Nerve Blocks for Abdominal Surgery

Describe the anatomy of the abdominal wall and peripheral thoracolumbar nerves; Cite current literature assessing the advantages and disadvantages of abdominal nerve blocks; Contrast TAP and rectus sheath blocks with thoracic epidural analgesia; Identify correct fascial planes for the performance of TAP blocks; Select optimal approaches for TAP blocks based on the dermatomal distribution of the block and location of the surgical incision.

Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain/Opioids

Apply current diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia; Outline the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndromes; Individualize treatment for fibromyalgia and myofascial pain; Differentiate among the receptor-mediated effects of various opioids; Contrast the clinical characteristics of different opioids used in the perioperative setting.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Monitoring/Neuroanesthesia

Select appropriate physiologic parameters for perioperative monitoring; Minimize the incidence of intraoperative hypotension; Cite literature assessing the value of mechanical intervention for the treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke; Incorporate the use of perfusion imaging into protocols for triage of patients with stroke; Identify patients most likely to benefit from intervention for acute ischemic stroke.

Noncardiac Surgery in the Patient with an LVAD/Craniosynostosis

List the types and functions of LVADs; Outline the noncardiac surgical procedures performed most commonly for patients with LVADs; Develop an approach for anesthetic care of patients with LVADs; Explain the pathophysiology of craniosynostosis; Optimize perioperative anesthetic care for children undergoing complex cranial vault reconstruction.

Obstetric Anesthesia Considerations

Recognize significant postpartum hemorrhage; Implement systems to prevent postpartum hemorrhage; Apply contemporary transfusion practices in the setting of obstetrics; Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of alternative strategies for labor analgesia; Modify the difficult airway algorithm to address specific obstetric concerns.

Airway Management Concerns

Minimize complications related to intubation of patients in the intensive care unit; Evaluate patients in the intensive care unit for risk factors for difficult intubation; Optimize the use of an emergency airway algorithm; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches to management of the airway in patients with trauma; Implement the essential components of rapid sequence intubation.

Endocrine Disease/Local Anesthetics

Determine the physiologic effects of hormones secreted by the endocrine glands; Modify perioperative anesthetic protocols to account for the effects of endocrine disorders; Explain the effect of molecular structure of local anesthetic agents on their pharmacodynamics; Recognize signs of local anesthetic toxicity; Minimize the risk for cardiac complications related to the use of local anesthetic agents.

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.