Anesthesia for CRNAs


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 89 (CRNA89) Topics Include:  Potential Issues Obtaining Consent, Anesthesia Plan for a Patient with Ischemic Heart Disease, Distinct Medication Requirements of Heart Transplant Recipients, Investigating Suspected Impairment and Substance Abuse, 3 Types of Anterior Chest Wall Blocks, and more.

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Course Topics

Regional Anesthesia in the Emergency Department

Assess the benefits and drawbacks of regional anesthesia and intravenous sedation in the emergency department; Utilize common techniques for regional anesthesia in the emergency department; Develop strategies for implementation of protocols for regional anesthesia in the emergency department based on availability of resources and personnel; Summarize outcomes of experimental interventions to deliver regional anesthesia in the field; Discuss potential issues with obtaining patient consent and training of ED providers.


Advanced Cardiac Life Support/The Pediatric Patient with Asthma

Identify risk factors for perioperative cardiac arrest and determine the most effective preventive strategies; Improve outcomes of perioperative cardiac arrest based on its etiology; Differentiate between the causes of perioperative cardiac arrest in adult and pediatric patients; Evaluate risk factors, diagnostic considerations, and treatment options for children with asthma; Administer appropriate presurgical medications, induction agents, inhalation agents, and muscle relaxants to pediatric patients with asthma.

Heart Diseases and Anesthesia, Part 1

Create an appropriate perioperative anesthesia plan for a patient with ischemic heart disease; Anticipate perioperative complications related to ischemic heart disease; Identify the 4 valvular lesions with the greatest significance for management of anesthesia; Diagnose valvular heart disease using echocardiography; Outline an anesthesia strategy for the patient with valvular pathology who is to undergo noncardiac surgery.

Fires in the Operating Room

Explain the epidemiology of fires in the operating room; Identify substances that provide fuel to fires; Determine whether use of oxidizers can be reduced during surgery; Recognize situations that create high risk for ignition of operating room fires; Use appropriate methods for extinguishing fires in the operating room.


Heart Diseases and Anesthesia, Part 2

Manage arrhythmias and cardiac rhythm management devices during the perioperative period; Determine whether aggressive treatment of hypertension is needed before and during surgery; Optimize perioperative management of heart failure; Select appropriate measures for the perioperative management of pulmonary edema, pulmonary hypertension, cardiogenic shock, cardiac tamponade and constrictive pericarditis; Recognize distinct medication requirements of heart transplant recipients.

Operating Room Attire/Medical Malpractice Cases

Identify available evidence to justify the implementation of policies for surgical attire; Choose appropriate surgical attire to reduce the occurrence of surgical site infections; Recognize misconceptions associated with home laundering of surgical attire; Identify next steps if an adverse event occurs during the administration of care; Appropriately report a settlement or judgment when seeking new employment.

Aging and Frailty/Recognizing Substance Abuse

Distinguish between aging and frailty; Summarize the ways malnutrition and cognitive dysfunction contribute to frailty and poor outcomes; Screen for and diagnose frailty to predict and reduce surgical complications; Recognize substance use disorder and addiction in patients and colleagues; Follow appropriate procedures for reporting and investigating a colleague suspected of impairment from substance use disorder.

Nitrous Oxide/Mass Casualty Events

Analyze the properties and mechanism of action of nitrous oxide; Enumerate the various clinical uses of nitrous oxide in anesthesia; Screen patients for suitability of sedation with nitrous oxide; Supply leadership during a mass casualty event; Fill the expanded roles of anesthesiologists during a mass casualty event.

Anesthesia Management of Breast Surgery

Cite studies on the effects of regional anesthesia on acute and chronic pain after surgery for breast cancer; Identify the nerves that innervate different portions of the breast and the chest wall; Assess the efficacy, advantages, and drawbacks of the thoracic paravertebral block; Compare 3 types of anterior chest wall blocks; Apply the principles of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery to breast surgery.

Pediatric Anesthesia and Multimodal Analgesia

Cite different aspects of preemptive analgesia; Explain routes of administration for nonnarcotic analgesics; Optimize management of perioperative pain control in pediatric patients; Educate patients and care givers about expectations regarding the use of anesthesia involved in treatment; Elaborate on multimodal and preventative analgesia approaches.




Additional Information

Continuing Medical Education options available:


Other Courses of Interest May Include:  Custom Anesthesiology for CRNA's or Credits on Demand for CRNA's


If you have taken the current Anesthesiology for CRNA's 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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