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 65 (ANES65) Topics Include: Malignant Hyperthermia, Professionalism, Obstetric Anesthesia, Monitoring for Sedation, Improving Skills, 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

Thoracic Anesthesia/Pain Management

Benjamin N. Morris, MD and Timothy J. Brennan, M

Describe procedures commonly performed in the electrophysiology laboratory (EP lab); Develop anesthetic strategies for optimizing EP outcomes; Review the advantages and limitations of epidural delivery of analgesic; Contrast the effects of opioid and non-opioid options for managing severe acute pain; Implement protocols for postoperative pain management.

Malignant Hyperthermia/ Care of the Obese Patient

Ronald S. Litman, DO and Sunil K. Sahai, MD

Recognize the signs and symptoms of MH; Explain the priorities in treating MH, including administration of dantrolene; Identify organ systems at increased risk for complications in patients with morbid obesity; Formulate a plan for preoperative evaluation and interventions in patients with morbid obesity; Describe safe intraoperative and postoperative strategies for patients with morbid obesity.
APPROVED FOR ETHICS

Further Issues in Pediatric Anesthesia

Randall C. Wetzel, MBBS and Patrick A. Ross, MD

Explain pulmonary function in patients with asthma; Recognize unstable asthma in the pediatric population; Formulate a management plan to optimize the condition of an asthmatic child before surgery; Choose appropriate anesthesia for a child with asthma; Manage the airway in an obese child.

Professionalism in Anesthesia

Charles W. Whitten, MD

Explain the new physics of patient care; List qualities of leadership; Identify personality traits exhibited during disruption; Manage generational differences in motivation and response to change; Counsel colleagues about executing leadership.
APPROVED FOR ETHICS

Current Issues in Ophthalmic Anesthesia

Catherine L. Chen, MD and Peter K. Schoenwald, MD

Explain recent efforts to reduce medical overuse that have been spearheaded by professional societies and governmental organizations; Brainstorm approaches to encourage physicians to order only appropriate preoperative testing for healthy patients; Create protocols for multimodal analgesia in patients undergoing common surgical procedures; Compare perioperative outcomes achieved using different routes of administration of acetaminophen; Advise a hospital formulary committee on the
perioperative use of intravenous acetaminophen.

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia/ Ventilation

Robert A. Ratzlaff, DO, MS, and Steffen E. Meiler, MD

Identify criteria for early extubation of patients after cardiac surgery; Evaluate the key features of fast-track cardiac anesthesia programs; Determine the role of preoxygenation; Explain the physiology of apneic oxygenation; Formulate a treatment plan for using preoxygenation and apneic oxygenation.

Obstetric Anesthesia

Madhumani Rupasinghe, MBBS and C. LaToya Mason, MD

Diagnose preeclampsia; Choose the appropriate course of treatment for seizure in women with preeclampsia; Provide appropriate anesthetic treatment for a pregnant woman with a platelet count of

Monitoring for Sedation/Anesthesia Information Systems

Donald M. Mathews, MD and William C. Paganelli, MD

Identify the challenges of conscious sedation in the non-operating room setting; Evaluate the methods for monitoring sedation; List the options for monitoring ventilation in
sedated patients; Explain the utility of AIMS; Cite potential cost savings that can be achieved through the use of AIMS.

Challenges in Pediatric Anesthesia

Shelly-Anne Rodriguez, MD Alina Bodas, MD and Kenneth J. Saliba, DO

Explain the unique pharmacology of inhalation agents in infants; Evaluate the role of propofol, ketamine, and neuromuscular agents in the anesthetic care of neonates and infants; Choose appropriate fluid therapy for neonates and infants; Employ appropriate anesthetic strategies for patients with pulmonary hypertension; Identify the preferred anesthetic agents for patients with congenital heart disease.

Improving Skills in Airway Management

Erich N. Marks, MD, James R. DuCanto, MD and Mary E. Arthur, MD

Provide a list of updated information in the 2013 American Society of Anesthesiologists difficult airway algorithm; Compare and contrast techniques for invasive airway management; Differentiate an emergency medical technician skill set from a paramedic skill set; Explain the technique involved in performing street-level continuous positive airway pressure; Select the appropriate laryngeal mask airway for adult patients of either sex.

Malignant Hyperthermia/ Care of the Obese Patient

Ronald S. Litman, DO and Sunil K. Sahai, MD

Recognize the signs and symptoms of MH; Explain the priorities in treating MH, including administration of dantrolene; Identify organ systems at increased risk for complications in patients with morbid obesity; Formulate a plan for preoperative evaluation and interventions in patients with morbid obesity; Describe safe intraoperative and postoperative strategies for patients with morbid obesity.
APPROVED FOR ETHICS

Professionalism in Anesthesia

Charles W. Whitten, MD

Explain the new physics of patient care; List qualities of leadership; Identify personality traits exhibited during disruption; Manage generational differences in motivation and response to change; Counsel colleagues about executing leadership.
APPROVED FOR ETHICS

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia/ Ventilation

Robert A. Ratzlaff, DO, MS, and Steffen E. Meiler, MD

Identify criteria for early extubation of patients after cardiac surgery; Evaluate the key features of fast-track cardiac anesthesia programs; Determine the role of preoxygenation; Explain the physiology of apneic oxygenation; Formulate a treatment plan for using preoxygenation and apneic oxygenation.

Obstetric Anesthesia

Madhumani Rupasinghe, MBBS and C. LaToya Mason, MD

Diagnose preeclampsia; Choose the appropriate course of treatment for seizure in women with preeclampsia; Provide appropriate anesthetic treatment for a pregnant woman with a platelet count of

Challenges in Pediatric Anesthesia

Shelly-Anne Rodriguez, MD Alina Bodas, MD and Kenneth J. Saliba, DO

Explain the unique pharmacology of inhalation agents in infants; Evaluate the role of propofol, ketamine, and neuromuscular agents in the anesthetic care of neonates and infants; Choose appropriate fluid therapy for neonates and infants; Employ appropriate anesthetic strategies for patients with pulmonary hypertension; Identify the preferred anesthetic agents for patients with congenital heart disease.

Thoracic Anesthesia/Pain Management

Benjamin N. Morris, MD and Timothy J. Brennan, M

Describe procedures commonly performed in the electrophysiology laboratory (EP lab); Develop anesthetic strategies for optimizing EP outcomes; Review the advantages and limitations of epidural delivery of analgesic; Contrast the effects of opioid and non-opioid options for managing severe acute pain; Implement protocols for postoperative pain management.

Further Issues in Pediatric Anesthesia

Randall C. Wetzel, MBBS and Patrick A. Ross, MD

Explain pulmonary function in patients with asthma; Recognize unstable asthma in the pediatric population; Formulate a management plan to optimize the condition of an asthmatic child before surgery; Choose appropriate anesthesia for a child with asthma; Manage the airway in an obese child.

Current Issues in Ophthalmic Anesthesia

Catherine L. Chen, MD and Peter K. Schoenwald, MD

Explain recent efforts to reduce medical overuse that have been spearheaded by professional societies and governmental organizations; Brainstorm approaches to encourage physicians to order only appropriate preoperative testing for healthy patients; Create protocols for multimodal analgesia in patients undergoing common surgical procedures; Compare perioperative outcomes achieved using different routes of administration of acetaminophen; Advise a hospital formulary committee on the
perioperative use of intravenous acetaminophen.

Monitoring for Sedation/Anesthesia Information Systems

Donald M. Mathews, MD and William C. Paganelli, MD

Identify the challenges of conscious sedation in the non-operating room setting; Evaluate the methods for monitoring sedation; List the options for monitoring ventilation in
sedated patients; Explain the utility of AIMS; Cite potential cost savings that can be achieved through the use of AIMS.

Improving Skills in Airway Management

Erich N. Marks, MD, James R. DuCanto, MD and Mary E. Arthur, MD

Provide a list of updated information in the 2013 American Society of Anesthesiologists difficult airway algorithm; Compare and contrast techniques for invasive airway management; Differentiate an emergency medical technician skill set from a paramedic skill set; Explain the technique involved in performing street-level continuous positive airway pressure; Select the appropriate laryngeal mask airway for adult patients of either sex.

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 65 (ANES65) ***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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