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, Anesthesia (Anaesthesia) Assistants

Series 75 (ANES75) Topics Include:   Optimize Ventilator Settings, Principles of Medical Ethics, Optimize Anesthetic Care, Hospital Acquired Pathogens, Treatment of Patients with Sepsis, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
ANES75
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
ANES75A, ANES75B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Issues in Airway Management

List the advantages and disadvantages of videolaryngoscopy, particularly as compared to direct laryngoscopy; Cite current literature about the indications for videolaryngoscopy; Assess an obese patient for comorbidities that may affect airway management; Summarize the anatomic and physiologic differences between obese and nonobese patients; Optimize the preoperative preparation and interoperative management of the airway in obese patients.

Mechanical Ventilation/Mechanical Circulatory Support

Cite current literature about strategies for mechanical ventilation; Choose appropriate devices and supportive measures for intubation; Optimize ventilator settings for patients requiring mechanical ventilation; Recognize changes in policies related to allocation of hearts for transplantation; Incorporate the standards and requirements of new policies for heart allocation into protocols and procedures for management of candidacy for transplantation.

Lessons for Anesthesiology from Aviation/Subarachnoid Hemorrhage After Cerebral Aneurysm Rupture

Implement checklists in the performance of anesthesia-related tasks; Maximize the benefits of simulation in the practice of anesthesia; Summarize the grading systems used to assess the severity of subarachnoid hemorrhage; Select the most appropriate modalities for the diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage; Optimize treatment in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Perioperative Pain Management/Increasing Longevity

Explain the principles of medical ethics; Recognize and resolve ethical conflicts in the management of perioperative pain; Apply ethical principles to the perioperative management of pain; Use objective tools in the preoperative assessment of frailty in surgical patients; Consider frailty status in the provision of health care to elderly patients.

Further Topics in Airway Management

Select appropriate equipment for airway exchange through a supraglottic airway; Recognize the limitations of the designs of supraglottic airways; Risk-stratify patients at the time of tracheal extubation; Discuss the epidemiology and outcomes of extubation failure; Use effective tools and techniques for efficient decontamination of the airway.

Disruptive Behavior/Obesity in the Ambulatory Surgery Center

Define disruptive behavior; Recognize the consequences of disruptive behavior on the physician, the team, and the health care institution; Implement strategies for mitigating disputes and minimizing disruptive behavior in the health care setting; Choose appropriate preoperative evaluations for patients scheduled for surgery; Identify patients for whom surgery in an ambulatory center is contraindicated.

Surgical Anesthesia in 2018

Identify common hospital-acquired pathogens; Select appropriate perioperative antibiotics based on the source of potential infection and likely pathogens; Recognize risk factors for antimicrobial resistance; Select efficacious anesthetic techniques and agents for GI endoscopy procedures.

Preoperative Management and Optimization

Recognize the effects of preoperative hypertension and hypotension on surgical outcomes; Appropriately manage blood pressure medications during the perioperative period; Implement an effective process for preoperative assessment; Generate value by minimizing delays and cancellations on the day of surgery; Involve patients in shared decision making.

Obstetric Emergencies/Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia

Optimize the anesthetic care of patients with placental abruption; Recognize the risk factors and incidence for placenta accreta; Identify risk factors and signs of uterine rupture in pregnant patients; Cite current literature addressing the effects of using ultrasound guidance on the characteristics of peripheral blocks; Discuss the effects of ultrasound on patient safety during and after performance of regional anesthesia.

Sudden Cardiac Death/Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting/Sepsis

Employ strategies for optimizing care of pregnant women with cardiac abnormalities; Cite recent literature about risk factors for perioperative nausea and vomiting; Minimize the occurrence of postdischarge nausea and vomiting; Recognize signs of developing sepsis; Optimize the support and treatment of patients with sepsis.

Issues in Airway Management

List the advantages and disadvantages of videolaryngoscopy, particularly as compared to direct laryngoscopy; Cite current literature about the indications for videolaryngoscopy; Assess an obese patient for comorbidities that may affect airway management; Summarize the anatomic and physiologic differences between obese and nonobese patients; Optimize the preoperative preparation and interoperative management of the airway in obese patients.

Mechanical Ventilation/Mechanical Circulatory Support

Cite current literature about strategies for mechanical ventilation; Choose appropriate devices and supportive measures for intubation; Optimize ventilator settings for patients requiring mechanical ventilation; Recognize changes in policies related to allocation of hearts for transplantation; Incorporate the standards and requirements of new policies for heart allocation into protocols and procedures for management of candidacy for transplantation.

Perioperative Pain Management/Increasing Longevity

Explain the principles of medical ethics; Recognize and resolve ethical conflicts in the management of perioperative pain; Apply ethical principles to the perioperative management of pain; Use objective tools in the preoperative assessment of frailty in surgical patients; Consider frailty status in the provision of health care to elderly patients.

Disruptive Behavior/Obesity in the Ambulatory Surgery Center

Define disruptive behavior; Recognize the consequences of disruptive behavior on the physician, the team, and the health care institution; Implement strategies for mitigating disputes and minimizing disruptive behavior in the health care setting; Choose appropriate preoperative evaluations for patients scheduled for surgery; Identify patients for whom surgery in an ambulatory center is contraindicated.

Obstetric Emergencies/Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia

Optimize the anesthetic care of patients with placental abruption; Recognize the risk factors and incidence for placenta accreta; Identify risk factors and signs of uterine rupture in pregnant patients; Cite current literature addressing the effects of using ultrasound guidance on the characteristics of peripheral blocks; Discuss the effects of ultrasound on patient safety during and after performance of regional anesthesia.

Lessons for Anesthesiology from Aviation/Subarachnoid Hemorrhage After Cerebral Aneurysm Rupture

Implement checklists in the performance of anesthesia-related tasks; Maximize the benefits of simulation in the practice of anesthesia; Summarize the grading systems used to assess the severity of subarachnoid hemorrhage; Select the most appropriate modalities for the diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage; Optimize treatment in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Further Topics in Airway Management

Select appropriate equipment for airway exchange through a supraglottic airway; Recognize the limitations of the designs of supraglottic airways; Risk-stratify patients at the time of tracheal extubation; Discuss the epidemiology and outcomes of extubation failure; Use effective tools and techniques for efficient decontamination of the airway.

Surgical Anesthesia in 2018

Identify common hospital-acquired pathogens; Select appropriate perioperative antibiotics based on the source of potential infection and likely pathogens; Recognize risk factors for antimicrobial resistance; Select efficacious anesthetic techniques and agents for GI endoscopy procedures.

Preoperative Management and Optimization

Recognize the effects of preoperative hypertension and hypotension on surgical outcomes; Appropriately manage blood pressure medications during the perioperative period; Implement an effective process for preoperative assessment; Generate value by minimizing delays and cancellations on the day of surgery; Involve patients in shared decision making.

Sudden Cardiac Death/Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting/Sepsis

Employ strategies for optimizing care of pregnant women with cardiac abnormalities; Cite recent literature about risk factors for perioperative nausea and vomiting; Minimize the occurrence of postdischarge nausea and vomiting; Recognize signs of developing sepsis; Optimize the support and treatment of patients with sepsis.

Additional Information

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs):

 

Please see this page to order a course if your profession is CRNA:  ANESTHESIA FOR CRNA'S

 

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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