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 61 (ANES61) Topics Include: Heart Failure, Ambulatory Anesthesia, Litigation, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Mobile Devices in the OR, 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

Heart Failure/ Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology

Robert A. Ratzlaff, DO and Faith Natalie F. Factora, MD

Perform appropriate preoperative evaluation and provide intraoperative management of patients with congestive heart failure; Choose an appropriate anesthetic technique for patients with pericardial tamponade; Cite the diagnostic features and pathophysiologic abnormalities associated with pulmonary embolism; Recognize common ventilation-perfusion abnormalities; Explain the roles of different centers in the brain in the regulation of breathing.

Postpartum Hemorrhage/ Safety of Synthetic Starches

Brian T. Bateman, MD, MSc and Peter K. Schoenwald, MD

Cite the incidence and prevalence of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in the United States and worldwide; Assess patients for increased risk for PPH; Use appropriate and effective measures to prevent PPH; Compare the benefits and risks of hydroxyethylated starches (HES) to those of other volume expanders; Appropriately select patients and formulations of HES to minimize risk for HES-associated adverse effects.

Developmental Aspects of Pain/ Cardiac Devices

Anne M. Lynn, MD and Roger L. Royster, MD

Anticipate challenges related to the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects of parenteral opioids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents in infants; Prescribe safe and effective doses of morphine, fentanyl, and ketorolac in neonates and older infants; Manage perioperative care of patients with left ventricular assist devices; Avoid difficulties that may occur during surgery in patients with pacemakers and implantable defibrillators; In patients with a palpable implanted cardiac device undergoing emergency surgery, determine the type of device present (pacemaker vs implantable defibrillator).

Etomidate/Mobile Devices in the OR

Avery Tung, MD, Michael F. O'Connor, MD, and Keith J. Ruskin, MD

Explain the physiologic consequences of etomidate; Identify patients who may benefit from the use of etomidate; Cite potential complications of administration of etomidate; Choose a system for communicating electronically with colleagues and residents that is both efficient and compliant with privacy regulations; Take advantage of mobile device apps that have the potential to enhance anesthetic care and clinical knowledge.

Perioperative Care: Demonstrating Value

Robert E. Johnstone, MD, Manuel C. Vallejo Jr, MD, DMD, and John N. Morley, MD

Describe the evolution of perioperative care as it relates to anesthesia; Apply the concepts of coordinated and collaborative care seen in the perioperative surgical home; Train anesthesiology residents in perioperative as well as traditional intraoperative patient care; Use the concepts of the Choose Wisely campaign to limit costs and optimize anesthesia care; Prepare for coming changes in payment and practice environments of anesthesia.

Practice Guidelines/ Ambulatory Anesthesia

Joseph M. Neal, MD and Ty L. Bullard, MD

Cite the new guidelines from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine for the management of anticoagulation in patients undergoing neuraxial anesthesia; Recognize the lower limits of autoregulation of blood pressure in patients undergoing neuraxial block; Outline management strategies for the treatment of
systemic toxicity of local anesthetics; Evaluate the exclusion criteria for ambulatory surgery; Consider the indications for preoperative testing before ambulatory surgery.

Preeclampsia/ Acute Stroke

Brian T. Bateman, MD, MSc and Zirka H. Anastasian, MD

Define the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and the diagnostic criteria for preeclampsia; Manage hypertension in patients with preeclampsia; Choose an appropriate anesthetic technique for a patient with preeclampsia; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of local vs. general anesthesia for patients undergoing endovascular therapy for acute stroke; Assess the evidence on the discontinuation of anti-hypertensive treatment in patients with acute stroke.

Lessons Learned in Litigation

Peter S. Sebel, MD, PhD, MBA

Discuss the standard of care as it applies to anesthesia; Avoid practices that place anesthesia providers at risk for liability in malpractice litigation; Cite factors that contribute to patient injury while in the anesthetist's care; Appropriately document events that led to poor outcomes; Take appropriate action if dental injury occurs during a procedure.

Airway Fire/ Healthcare Information Technology

Jonathan L. Benumof, MD and Matthew B. Wecksell, MD

Cite the advantages and disadvantages of widely used CO2 laser-resistant endotracheal tubes and the effect of tube size in laser surgery; Apply appropriate techniques to avoid laser-associated airway fires; Discuss ways to avoid airway fires with members of the surgical team; Recognize the relationship between quality medical care and standardization of processes; Understand the effects of information technology (IT) on the practice of anesthesiology and the need for anesthesia practitioners to take a leadership role in hospital IT.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Fat Embolism Syndrome

Jeffrey S. Jacobs, MD and John E. Tetzlaff, MD

Identify and screen patients who are at high risk for SA; Choose the most appropriate type of anesthesia for a patient with severe SA; Explain the pathophysiology of FES; Recognize the clinical manifestations of FES; Design a treatment strategy for a patient with FES.

Heart Failure/ Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology

Robert A. Ratzlaff, DO and Faith Natalie F. Factora, MD

Perform appropriate preoperative evaluation and provide intraoperative management of patients with congestive heart failure; Choose an appropriate anesthetic technique for patients with pericardial tamponade; Cite the diagnostic features and pathophysiologic abnormalities associated with pulmonary embolism; Recognize common ventilation-perfusion abnormalities; Explain the roles of different centers in the brain in the regulation of breathing.

Developmental Aspects of Pain/ Cardiac Devices

Anne M. Lynn, MD and Roger L. Royster, MD

Anticipate challenges related to the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects of parenteral opioids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents in infants; Prescribe safe and effective doses of morphine, fentanyl, and ketorolac in neonates and older infants; Manage perioperative care of patients with left ventricular assist devices; Avoid difficulties that may occur during surgery in patients with pacemakers and implantable defibrillators; In patients with a palpable implanted cardiac device undergoing emergency surgery, determine the type of device present (pacemaker vs implantable defibrillator).

Practice Guidelines/ Ambulatory Anesthesia

Joseph M. Neal, MD and Ty L. Bullard, MD

Cite the new guidelines from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine for the management of anticoagulation in patients undergoing neuraxial anesthesia; Recognize the lower limits of autoregulation of blood pressure in patients undergoing neuraxial block; Outline management strategies for the treatment of
systemic toxicity of local anesthetics; Evaluate the exclusion criteria for ambulatory surgery; Consider the indications for preoperative testing before ambulatory surgery.

Lessons Learned in Litigation

Peter S. Sebel, MD, PhD, MBA

Discuss the standard of care as it applies to anesthesia; Avoid practices that place anesthesia providers at risk for liability in malpractice litigation; Cite factors that contribute to patient injury while in the anesthetist's care; Appropriately document events that led to poor outcomes; Take appropriate action if dental injury occurs during a procedure.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Fat Embolism Syndrome

Jeffrey S. Jacobs, MD and John E. Tetzlaff, MD

Identify and screen patients who are at high risk for SA; Choose the most appropriate type of anesthesia for a patient with severe SA; Explain the pathophysiology of FES; Recognize the clinical manifestations of FES; Design a treatment strategy for a patient with FES.

Postpartum Hemorrhage/ Safety of Synthetic Starches

Brian T. Bateman, MD, MSc and Peter K. Schoenwald, MD

Cite the incidence and prevalence of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in the United States and worldwide; Assess patients for increased risk for PPH; Use appropriate and effective measures to prevent PPH; Compare the benefits and risks of hydroxyethylated starches (HES) to those of other volume expanders; Appropriately select patients and formulations of HES to minimize risk for HES-associated adverse effects.

Etomidate/Mobile Devices in the OR

Avery Tung, MD, Michael F. O'Connor, MD, and Keith J. Ruskin, MD

Explain the physiologic consequences of etomidate; Identify patients who may benefit from the use of etomidate; Cite potential complications of administration of etomidate; Choose a system for communicating electronically with colleagues and residents that is both efficient and compliant with privacy regulations; Take advantage of mobile device apps that have the potential to enhance anesthetic care and clinical knowledge.

Perioperative Care: Demonstrating Value

Robert E. Johnstone, MD, Manuel C. Vallejo Jr, MD, DMD, and John N. Morley, MD

Describe the evolution of perioperative care as it relates to anesthesia; Apply the concepts of coordinated and collaborative care seen in the perioperative surgical home; Train anesthesiology residents in perioperative as well as traditional intraoperative patient care; Use the concepts of the Choose Wisely campaign to limit costs and optimize anesthesia care; Prepare for coming changes in payment and practice environments of anesthesia.

Preeclampsia/ Acute Stroke

Brian T. Bateman, MD, MSc and Zirka H. Anastasian, MD

Define the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and the diagnostic criteria for preeclampsia; Manage hypertension in patients with preeclampsia; Choose an appropriate anesthetic technique for a patient with preeclampsia; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of local vs. general anesthesia for patients undergoing endovascular therapy for acute stroke; Assess the evidence on the discontinuation of anti-hypertensive treatment in patients with acute stroke.

Airway Fire/ Healthcare Information Technology

Jonathan L. Benumof, MD and Matthew B. Wecksell, MD

Cite the advantages and disadvantages of widely used CO2 laser-resistant endotracheal tubes and the effect of tube size in laser surgery; Apply appropriate techniques to avoid laser-associated airway fires; Discuss ways to avoid airway fires with members of the surgical team; Recognize the relationship between quality medical care and standardization of processes; Understand the effects of information technology (IT) on the practice of anesthesiology and the need for anesthesia practitioners to take a leadership role in hospital IT.

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 61 (ANES61) ***Topic Volume Number does not correlate to ASI Series Number***

 

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

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