Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology / Anaesthesia Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD.

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD.

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

Series 69 (CRNA69) Topics Include: Perioperative Glucose Control, Disaster Medicine, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Abulatory Surgery, 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

Obstetric Anesthesia Concerns

Mitigate harm to patients resulting from errors in the administration of anesthesia; Implement institutional practices that facilitate a culture of transparency; Provide appropriate treatment modalities for labor analgesia; Optimize the administration of phenylephrine for the treatment of hypotension after spinal anesthesia; Cite current literature addressing the use of opioids by pregnant women.

Issues in Cardiac Anesthesia

Explain the differences between electrocardiographic results in children and adults; Recognize significant pediatric cardiac arrhythmias; Treat intraoperative arrhythmias in children; Select anesthetic agents and techniques for patients with heart failure; Use diagnostic and treatment modalities to optimize perioperative outcomes for patients with heart failure.

Perspectives on Pain Management

Explain the mechanisms by which steroids affect pain; Interpret findings of recent studies evaluating the effectiveness of epidural steroid injections; Modify practices to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Provide data to health care facilities to demonstrate the added value of inpatient pain services; Optimize responses of patients to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) questionnaire.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Perioperative Neurologic Management of the Critically Ill Patient

Recognize the signs and symptoms of acute subarachnoid hemorrhage; Optimize medical and surgical treatment of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage; Minimize adverse outcomes in patients experiencing nontraumatic intracranial hemorrhage; Recognize and treat seizures after subarachnoid and intracranial hemorrhage; Optimize the management of intracranial pressure in patients at risk for herniation.

Perioperative ACE Inhibitors/Protective Ventilation Strategies

Describe the mechanisms and pathophysiology of postinduction hypotension; Cite current literature addressing perioperative discontinuation of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers; Outline a treatment plan for intraoperative management of refractory hypotension; Explain the rationale for the use of protective ventilation strategies; Apply appropriate elements of protective strategies to intraoperative ventilator management.

The Anesthesiologist's Role in Disaster Medicine

Assess a facility's vulnerabilities to natural and manmade disasters; Anticipate potential hazards during a disaster; Implement a program of preparedness; Coordinate and integrate with regional organizations and facilities; Assign responsibility for specific elements of disaster management.

QUALIFIES FOR ETHICS

Perioperative Glucose Control/Complications in Regional Anesthesia

Cite literature concerning the risks and benefits of protocols for tight control of glucose levels; Implement evidence-based targets for perioperative management of blood glucose; Recognize and treat high spinal anesthesia; Evaluate the signs of local anesthetic systemic toxicity and provide timely intervention; Appropriately utilize regional anesthesia.

Obstetric Hemorrhage/Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Assess patients at risk for obstetric hemorrhage; Formulate care plans for patients at risk for hemorrhage; Implement evidence-based transfusion strategies for managing obstetric hemorrhage; Recognize risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); Minimize perioperative complications related to OSA.

Anesthesia Incident Reporting System/Intraoperative Awareness

Access the Anesthesia Incident Reporting System database; Anticipate and prevent adverse incidents associated with anesthesia; Identify procedural factors that contribute to the risk for intraoperative awareness; Mitigate the psychological impact of intraoperative awareness on patients and providers; Implement guidelines that minimize the risk for intraoperative awareness.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Obesity Challenges/Ambulatory Surgery

Summarize the risk factors for difficult airways and intubation in the obese patient; Optimize positioning of the obese patient for induction and intubation; Utilize appropriate equipment to facilitate management of difficult airways; Stratify risk for surgical patients being considered for ambulatory surgery; Determine whether a patient should undergo a surgical procedure in an ambulatory surgery center or a hospital.

Obstetric Anesthesia Concerns

Mitigate harm to patients resulting from errors in the administration of anesthesia; Implement institutional practices that facilitate a culture of transparency; Provide appropriate treatment modalities for labor analgesia; Optimize the administration of phenylephrine for the treatment of hypotension after spinal anesthesia; Cite current literature addressing the use of opioids by pregnant women.

Perspectives on Pain Management

Explain the mechanisms by which steroids affect pain; Interpret findings of recent studies evaluating the effectiveness of epidural steroid injections; Modify practices to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Provide data to health care facilities to demonstrate the added value of inpatient pain services; Optimize responses of patients to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) questionnaire.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Perioperative ACE Inhibitors/Protective Ventilation Strategies

Describe the mechanisms and pathophysiology of postinduction hypotension; Cite current literature addressing perioperative discontinuation of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers; Outline a treatment plan for intraoperative management of refractory hypotension; Explain the rationale for the use of protective ventilation strategies; Apply appropriate elements of protective strategies to intraoperative ventilator management.

Perioperative Glucose Control/Complications in Regional Anesthesia

Cite literature concerning the risks and benefits of protocols for tight control of glucose levels; Implement evidence-based targets for perioperative management of blood glucose; Recognize and treat high spinal anesthesia; Evaluate the signs of local anesthetic systemic toxicity and provide timely intervention; Appropriately utilize regional anesthesia.

Anesthesia Incident Reporting System/Intraoperative Awareness

Access the Anesthesia Incident Reporting System database; Anticipate and prevent adverse incidents associated with anesthesia; Identify procedural factors that contribute to the risk for intraoperative awareness; Mitigate the psychological impact of intraoperative awareness on patients and providers; Implement guidelines that minimize the risk for intraoperative awareness.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Issues in Cardiac Anesthesia

Explain the differences between electrocardiographic results in children and adults; Recognize significant pediatric cardiac arrhythmias; Treat intraoperative arrhythmias in children; Select anesthetic agents and techniques for patients with heart failure; Use diagnostic and treatment modalities to optimize perioperative outcomes for patients with heart failure.

Perioperative Neurologic Management of the Critically Ill Patient

Recognize the signs and symptoms of acute subarachnoid hemorrhage; Optimize medical and surgical treatment of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage; Minimize adverse outcomes in patients experiencing nontraumatic intracranial hemorrhage; Recognize and treat seizures after subarachnoid and intracranial hemorrhage; Optimize the management of intracranial pressure in patients at risk for herniation.

The Anesthesiologist's Role in Disaster Medicine

Assess a facility's vulnerabilities to natural and manmade disasters; Anticipate potential hazards during a disaster; Implement a program of preparedness; Coordinate and integrate with regional organizations and facilities; Assign responsibility for specific elements of disaster management.

QUALIFIES FOR ETHICS

Obstetric Hemorrhage/Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Assess patients at risk for obstetric hemorrhage; Formulate care plans for patients at risk for hemorrhage; Implement evidence-based transfusion strategies for managing obstetric hemorrhage; Recognize risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); Minimize perioperative complications related to OSA.

Obesity Challenges/Ambulatory Surgery

Summarize the risk factors for difficult airways and intubation in the obese patient; Optimize positioning of the obese patient for induction and intubation; Utilize appropriate equipment to facilitate management of difficult airways; Stratify risk for surgical patients being considered for ambulatory surgery; Determine whether a patient should undergo a surgical procedure in an ambulatory surgery center or a hospital.

Additional Information

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs):

 

Please see this page to order a course if your profession is CRNA https://www.americanseminar.com/medical-courses/anesthesia-crnas

 

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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    Vaishali, DO, New York
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