Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology / Anaesthesia Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; 10 AANA approved credits.

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; 5 AANA approved credits.

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Anesthesiologists (Anaesthesiologists), Subspecialist Physicians, Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA's), Anesthesia (Anaesthesia) Assistants

Series 64 (ANES64) Topics Include: Innovative Techniques in Regional Anesthesia, Anticoagulation, Trauma, Reducing Complications, Risk Management, 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

Reducing Complications of Regional Anesthesia/Ventilators and Ventilatory Strategies

Joseph M. Neal, MD and Marc J. Popovich, MD

Cite the incidences of various complications of regional anesthesia; Evaluate and select needle guidance techniques based on outcomes in regional anesthesia; Differentiate between modes of ventilatory support; Manage patients requiring ventilatory assistance; Explain the role of advancing technology in ventilator strategies.

Periooperative Medicine/ Selective Pharmacologic Targeting to Alleviate Brochospasm

Steven L. Cohn, MD, Gerald W. Smetana, MD, Suparna Dutta, MD, MS, MPH, and Gene T. Yocum, MD

Cite recent data on the role of %u03B2-blockade in the perioperative setting; List strategies that may reduce risk for pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery; Select appropriate bridging anticoagulation therapy; Explain the perioperative risk associated with carotid artery stenosis, estimated glomerular filtration rate, and HbA1c; Explain the pharmacologic basis for the use of selective ligands of GABAA receptors in the treatment of asthma.

Obstetric Anesthesia/ Anesthesia Quality Institute

Manuel C. Vallejo, MD, DMD and Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA

Manage failed epidural anesthesia in the obstetric patient; Review the clinical features of postdural puncture headache (PDPH); Evaluate treatment options for PDPH; Explain the goals of the AQI's National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) and the types of data that are being supplied by individual anesthesiology practices; Discuss information on anesthesia care and outcomes that is now available from NACOR.

Innovative Techniques in Regional Anesthesia/ Perioperative Endocrinology

Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen, MD, PhD and Guillermo E. Umpierrez, MD

Explain the indications for lumbosacral plexus nerve blocks; Visualize the anatomy of the lumbosacral plexus; Use ultrasonographic guidance to perform lumbosacral plexus blocks; Evaluate patients with endocrine disorders in the perioperative setting; Provide perioperative management of patients with endocrine disorders.

Perioperative Issues

Mitchell H. Tsai, MD, MMM and Veena Graff, MD

Identify opportunities for anesthesia groups to provide greater value; Implement principles of business management that are appropriate to the OR; Optimize OR scheduling and block utilization; Explain the benefits of music to patients in the perioperative setting; Facilitate the provision of music (eg, via Wi-Fi devices) to surgical patients.

Anticoagulation/ Medicolegal Issues

Amir Jaffer, MD, MBA and Gerald Smetana, MD

Choose an appropriate regimen for the perioperative management of anticoagulation in a patient who has had a mitral valve replacement; Evaluate the role of bridging anticoagulation in the perioperative period; Formulate a plan for perioperative management of patients taking novel oral anticoagulants; Define the elements of a medical malpractice lawsuit; Summarize methods of minimizing medicolegal risk.

Trauma/Effects of Mild Hypoxia/ECMO

Douglas F. Naylor Jr, MD, Cindy V. Leiton, PhD and Lavinia M. Kolarczyk, MD

Assess and manage patients presenting with acute trauma; Evaluate and treat patients suffering from burn injuries; Describe the likely role of hypoxia-inducible factors in cognitive dysfunction; Incorporate extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) into advanced cardiac life support protocols for refractory cardiac arrest; Apply considerations of ethics and medical futility when making decisions on whether to perform ECMO.

Severe Lung Disease/ Porphyria

Peter D. Slinger, MD and James E. Wolf, MD

Plan perioperative care for patients with severe lung disease; Choose an effective treatment strategy for a patient with dynamic hyperinflation; Provide optimal perioperative care to patients with pulmonary hypertension; Delineate the role of epidural anesthesia in patients with pulmonary hypertension; Use perioperative management techniques that are least likely to produce a crisis in a patient with porphyria.

Emergencies/ Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Marjorie Podraza Stiegler, MD and Michael J. Scott, MD

Anticipate and manage emergencies in the operating room; Explain the principles of appropriate communication during an emergency; Identify the elements of ERAS; Discuss effects of ERAS on length of hospital stay and rates of complications; Evaluate the effect of the ERAS pathway on survival following surgery for colorectal cancer and outcomes in emergency abdominal surgery.

Risk Management: The ED Perspective

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD

List the most common causes of a lawsuit; Identify the components necessary to build a lawsuit; Evaluate how damages are determined; Discuss the potential legal liabilities of the electronic medical record (EMR); Describe common practices in the use of the EMR that are technically considered fraudulent.

Periooperative Medicine/ Selective Pharmacologic Targeting to Alleviate Brochospasm

Steven L. Cohn, MD, Gerald W. Smetana, MD, Suparna Dutta, MD, MS, MPH, and Gene T. Yocum, MD

Cite recent data on the role of %u03B2-blockade in the perioperative setting; List strategies that may reduce risk for pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery; Select appropriate bridging anticoagulation therapy; Explain the perioperative risk associated with carotid artery stenosis, estimated glomerular filtration rate, and HbA1c; Explain the pharmacologic basis for the use of selective ligands of GABAA receptors in the treatment of asthma.

Innovative Techniques in Regional Anesthesia/ Perioperative Endocrinology

Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen, MD, PhD and Guillermo E. Umpierrez, MD

Explain the indications for lumbosacral plexus nerve blocks; Visualize the anatomy of the lumbosacral plexus; Use ultrasonographic guidance to perform lumbosacral plexus blocks; Evaluate patients with endocrine disorders in the perioperative setting; Provide perioperative management of patients with endocrine disorders.

Anticoagulation/ Medicolegal Issues

Amir Jaffer, MD, MBA and Gerald Smetana, MD

Choose an appropriate regimen for the perioperative management of anticoagulation in a patient who has had a mitral valve replacement; Evaluate the role of bridging anticoagulation in the perioperative period; Formulate a plan for perioperative management of patients taking novel oral anticoagulants; Define the elements of a medical malpractice lawsuit; Summarize methods of minimizing medicolegal risk.

Trauma/Effects of Mild Hypoxia/ECMO

Douglas F. Naylor Jr, MD, Cindy V. Leiton, PhD and Lavinia M. Kolarczyk, MD

Assess and manage patients presenting with acute trauma; Evaluate and treat patients suffering from burn injuries; Describe the likely role of hypoxia-inducible factors in cognitive dysfunction; Incorporate extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) into advanced cardiac life support protocols for refractory cardiac arrest; Apply considerations of ethics and medical futility when making decisions on whether to perform ECMO.

Emergencies/ Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Marjorie Podraza Stiegler, MD and Michael J. Scott, MD

Anticipate and manage emergencies in the operating room; Explain the principles of appropriate communication during an emergency; Identify the elements of ERAS; Discuss effects of ERAS on length of hospital stay and rates of complications; Evaluate the effect of the ERAS pathway on survival following surgery for colorectal cancer and outcomes in emergency abdominal surgery.

Reducing Complications of Regional Anesthesia/Ventilators and Ventilatory Strategies

Joseph M. Neal, MD and Marc J. Popovich, MD

Cite the incidences of various complications of regional anesthesia; Evaluate and select needle guidance techniques based on outcomes in regional anesthesia; Differentiate between modes of ventilatory support; Manage patients requiring ventilatory assistance; Explain the role of advancing technology in ventilator strategies.

Obstetric Anesthesia/ Anesthesia Quality Institute

Manuel C. Vallejo, MD, DMD and Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA

Manage failed epidural anesthesia in the obstetric patient; Review the clinical features of postdural puncture headache (PDPH); Evaluate treatment options for PDPH; Explain the goals of the AQI's National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR) and the types of data that are being supplied by individual anesthesiology practices; Discuss information on anesthesia care and outcomes that is now available from NACOR.

Perioperative Issues

Mitchell H. Tsai, MD, MMM and Veena Graff, MD

Identify opportunities for anesthesia groups to provide greater value; Implement principles of business management that are appropriate to the OR; Optimize OR scheduling and block utilization; Explain the benefits of music to patients in the perioperative setting; Facilitate the provision of music (eg, via Wi-Fi devices) to surgical patients.

Severe Lung Disease/ Porphyria

Peter D. Slinger, MD and James E. Wolf, MD

Plan perioperative care for patients with severe lung disease; Choose an effective treatment strategy for a patient with dynamic hyperinflation; Provide optimal perioperative care to patients with pulmonary hypertension; Delineate the role of epidural anesthesia in patients with pulmonary hypertension; Use perioperative management techniques that are least likely to produce a crisis in a patient with porphyria.

Risk Management: The ED Perspective

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD

List the most common causes of a lawsuit; Identify the components necessary to build a lawsuit; Evaluate how damages are determined; Discuss the potential legal liabilities of the electronic medical record (EMR); Describe common practices in the use of the EMR that are technically considered fraudulent.

Additional Information

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs):

 

Audio-Digest Anesthesiology Volume 57 – This program has been prior- approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) for 48 CE credits; Code Number 1030637; Expiration Date 12/31/16).

Audio-Digest Anesthesiology Volume 56 – This program has been prior- approved by the AANA for 48 CE credits; Code Number 1027315; Expiration Date 12/31/15).

NOTE: Audio-Digest Anesthesiology programs from 2012 and 2013 (Volumes 54 and 55) have expired and are not eligible for CE credit.

CRNAs must earn a score of 80% to receive credit, and are not permitted to retest, as per the AANA.

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

ASI Series 64 (ANES64) ***Topic Volume Number does not correlate to ASI Series Number***

 

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Emergency Medicine, Pain Management, Trauma

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

 

 

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