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 74 (ANES74) Topics Include:  PSH Protocols, Distractions in the Operating Room, Cardiopulmonary Complications in Obese Pregnant Patients, Opioid Crisis in the U.S., ECMO, Malignant Hyperthermia, and more.

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

Full Course:
CRNA74
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
CRNA74-E, CRNA74-O, CRNA74A, CRNA74B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Building a Perioperative Surgical Home

Summarize the rationale for involvement of anesthesiologists in establishing and leading a PSH; Articulate the objectives of the PSH; Differentiate the PSH from enhanced recovery after surgery and describe how the 2 fit together; Identify opportunities for, and barriers to, the establishment of the PSH; Implement standardized, evidence-based PSH protocols.

Updates on Preeclampsia/Regional Anesthesia

Estimate the incidence of preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy; Explain the diagnostic criteria for preeclampsia; Optimize the management of blood pressure in women with preeclampsia; Recognize risk factors for complications after regional anesthesia and analgesia; Cite current literature addressing the efficacy and outcomes of regional compared with general anesthesia.

Geriatric Inpatient Fracture Service/Tonsillectomy

Provide integrated multidisciplinary treatment to geriatric patients with fractures; Improve the quality of interactions with patients and their families; Decrease complications in geriatric patients with fractures; Manage the risks associated with the use of opioid analgesic drugs in children after tonsillectomy; Minimize the risk for death related to bleeding, airway compromise, and fluid management in children undergoing tonsillectomy.

The Health Care Landscape/Hemostatic Agents

Identify factors driving costs in the current system of health care; Evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of emerging models for reimbursement; Use consolidation and scale to advantageously position a health care organization; List the composition of different types of prothrombin complex concentrates; Recognize the indications for prothrombin complex concentrates.

The Opioid Epidemic/Cardiac Disease in Ophthalmic Surgery

Evaluate the extent of the opioid crisis in the United States; Appropriately prescribe opioid and nonopioid medications for pain control; Identify patients at high cardiovascular risk presenting for ophthalmic surgery; Perform appropriate preoperative evaluation and testing for patient with cardiovascular disease; Modify anesthetic regimens according to specific cardiac pathologies.

Journal Articles/Electronic Distractions in the OR

Cite important recent literature related to the practice of anesthesia; Optimize the management of blood products and blood pressure to minimize the risk for postoperative myocardial infarction; Apply the findings of research on the distracted brain and cognitive load; Summarize the effect of distractions on performance in the operating room; Implement strategies to minimize distractions.

Emergent Airway Management

Optimize conditions for intubation outside the operating room; Optimize the position of the patient for intubation; Implement effective strategies for preoxygenation; Select appropriate devices for visualization of the airway; Strategize for extubation of patients at high risk for reintubation.

Perioperative Antiplatelet Agents/ECMO

Determine appropriate antiplatelet therapy for patients with bare-metal or drug-eluting stents; Assess the risks and benefits of perioperative discontinuation of antiplatelet therapy; Recognize the indications and contraindications for using ECMO; Describe different configurations of ECMO; Adjust ECMO parameters to optimize maintenance and weaning.

Anesthesia for the Morbidly Obese Patient

Use measurements of body mass index and central obesity to gauge risk for perioperative morbidity and mortality; Identify metabolic and physiologic changes that lead to increased risks for obese patients during the perioperative period; Mitigate perioperative risks for obese patients; Optimize anesthetic care for morbidly obese pregnant patients; Minimize the risks of cardiopulmonary complications in obese pregnant patients.

Malignant Hyperthermia/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Recognize risk factors for malignant hyperthermia; Optimize the perioperative care of patients susceptible to malignant hyperthermia; Explain the etiology and pathophysiology of complex regional pain syndrome; Identify patients with complex regional pain syndrome using clinical findings and results of diagnostic testing; Formulate a treatment plan for patients with complex regional pain syndrome.

Updates on Preeclampsia/Regional Anesthesia

Estimate the incidence of preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy; Explain the diagnostic criteria for preeclampsia; Optimize the management of blood pressure in women with preeclampsia; Recognize risk factors for complications after regional anesthesia and analgesia; Cite current literature addressing the efficacy and outcomes of regional compared with general anesthesia.

Geriatric Inpatient Fracture Service/Tonsillectomy

Provide integrated multidisciplinary treatment to geriatric patients with fractures; Improve the quality of interactions with patients and their families; Decrease complications in geriatric patients with fractures; Manage the risks associated with the use of opioid analgesic drugs in children after tonsillectomy; Minimize the risk for death related to bleeding, airway compromise, and fluid management in children undergoing tonsillectomy.

The Health Care Landscape/Hemostatic Agents

Identify factors driving costs in the current system of health care; Evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of emerging models for reimbursement; Use consolidation and scale to advantageously position a health care organization; List the composition of different types of prothrombin complex concentrates; Recognize the indications for prothrombin complex concentrates.

Emergent Airway Management

Optimize conditions for intubation outside the operating room; Optimize the position of the patient for intubation; Implement effective strategies for preoxygenation; Select appropriate devices for visualization of the airway; Strategize for extubation of patients at high risk for reintubation.

Malignant Hyperthermia/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Recognize risk factors for malignant hyperthermia; Optimize the perioperative care of patients susceptible to malignant hyperthermia; Explain the etiology and pathophysiology of complex regional pain syndrome; Identify patients with complex regional pain syndrome using clinical findings and results of diagnostic testing; Formulate a treatment plan for patients with complex regional pain syndrome.

Building a Perioperative Surgical Home

Summarize the rationale for involvement of anesthesiologists in establishing and leading a PSH; Articulate the objectives of the PSH; Differentiate the PSH from enhanced recovery after surgery and describe how the 2 fit together; Identify opportunities for, and barriers to, the establishment of the PSH; Implement standardized, evidence-based PSH protocols.

The Opioid Epidemic/Cardiac Disease in Ophthalmic Surgery

Evaluate the extent of the opioid crisis in the United States; Appropriately prescribe opioid and nonopioid medications for pain control; Identify patients at high cardiovascular risk presenting for ophthalmic surgery; Perform appropriate preoperative evaluation and testing for patient with cardiovascular disease; Modify anesthetic regimens according to specific cardiac pathologies.

Journal Articles/Electronic Distractions in the OR

Cite important recent literature related to the practice of anesthesia; Optimize the management of blood products and blood pressure to minimize the risk for postoperative myocardial infarction; Apply the findings of research on the distracted brain and cognitive load; Summarize the effect of distractions on performance in the operating room; Implement strategies to minimize distractions.

Perioperative Antiplatelet Agents/ECMO

Determine appropriate antiplatelet therapy for patients with bare-metal or drug-eluting stents; Assess the risks and benefits of perioperative discontinuation of antiplatelet therapy; Recognize the indications and contraindications for using ECMO; Describe different configurations of ECMO; Adjust ECMO parameters to optimize maintenance and weaning.

Anesthesia for the Morbidly Obese Patient

Use measurements of body mass index and central obesity to gauge risk for perioperative morbidity and mortality; Identify metabolic and physiologic changes that lead to increased risks for obese patients during the perioperative period; Mitigate perioperative risks for obese patients; Optimize anesthetic care for morbidly obese pregnant patients; Minimize the risks of cardiopulmonary complications in obese pregnant patients.

Building a Perioperative Surgical Home

Summarize the rationale for involvement of anesthesiologists in establishing and leading a PSH; Articulate the objectives of the PSH; Differentiate the PSH from enhanced recovery after surgery and describe how the 2 fit together; Identify opportunities for, and barriers to, the establishment of the PSH; Implement standardized, evidence-based PSH protocols.

Updates on Preeclampsia/Regional Anesthesia

Estimate the incidence of preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy; Explain the diagnostic criteria for preeclampsia; Optimize the management of blood pressure in women with preeclampsia; Recognize risk factors for complications after regional anesthesia and analgesia; Cite current literature addressing the efficacy and outcomes of regional compared with general anesthesia.

The Health Care Landscape/Hemostatic Agents

Identify factors driving costs in the current system of health care; Evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of emerging models for reimbursement; Use consolidation and scale to advantageously position a health care organization; List the composition of different types of prothrombin complex concentrates; Recognize the indications for prothrombin complex concentrates.

Journal Articles/Electronic Distractions in the OR

Cite important recent literature related to the practice of anesthesia; Optimize the management of blood products and blood pressure to minimize the risk for postoperative myocardial infarction; Apply the findings of research on the distracted brain and cognitive load; Summarize the effect of distractions on performance in the operating room; Implement strategies to minimize distractions.

Anesthesia for the Morbidly Obese Patient

Use measurements of body mass index and central obesity to gauge risk for perioperative morbidity and mortality; Identify metabolic and physiologic changes that lead to increased risks for obese patients during the perioperative period; Mitigate perioperative risks for obese patients; Optimize anesthetic care for morbidly obese pregnant patients; Minimize the risks of cardiopulmonary complications in obese pregnant patients.

Geriatric Inpatient Fracture Service/Tonsillectomy

Provide integrated multidisciplinary treatment to geriatric patients with fractures; Improve the quality of interactions with patients and their families; Decrease complications in geriatric patients with fractures; Manage the risks associated with the use of opioid analgesic drugs in children after tonsillectomy; Minimize the risk for death related to bleeding, airway compromise, and fluid management in children undergoing tonsillectomy.

The Opioid Epidemic/Cardiac Disease in Ophthalmic Surgery

Evaluate the extent of the opioid crisis in the United States; Appropriately prescribe opioid and nonopioid medications for pain control; Identify patients at high cardiovascular risk presenting for ophthalmic surgery; Perform appropriate preoperative evaluation and testing for patient with cardiovascular disease; Modify anesthetic regimens according to specific cardiac pathologies.

Emergent Airway Management

Optimize conditions for intubation outside the operating room; Optimize the position of the patient for intubation; Implement effective strategies for preoxygenation; Select appropriate devices for visualization of the airway; Strategize for extubation of patients at high risk for reintubation.

Perioperative Antiplatelet Agents/ECMO

Determine appropriate antiplatelet therapy for patients with bare-metal or drug-eluting stents; Assess the risks and benefits of perioperative discontinuation of antiplatelet therapy; Recognize the indications and contraindications for using ECMO; Describe different configurations of ECMO; Adjust ECMO parameters to optimize maintenance and weaning.

Malignant Hyperthermia/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Recognize risk factors for malignant hyperthermia; Optimize the perioperative care of patients susceptible to malignant hyperthermia; Explain the etiology and pathophysiology of complex regional pain syndrome; Identify patients with complex regional pain syndrome using clinical findings and results of diagnostic testing; Formulate a treatment plan for patients with complex regional pain syndrome.

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 74 (CRNA74) ***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

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

 

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.