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 60 (ANES60) Topics Include: Anesthesiology Delivery Outside the ER, Severe Allergic Reactions, Eye Surgery, Obesity, Airway 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

Pulmonary Care and Cancer Issues

Kurt J. Pfeifer, MD and Bobbie-Jean Sweitzer, MD

Cite factors that are predictive of pulmonary complications in the perioperative period; Identify and manage sleep apnea in the perioperative period; Implement strategies that reduce risk for perioperative pulmonary complications; Manage challenges to anesthesia care posed by common metabolic abnormalities seen in patients with cancer; Evaluate patients with cancer for side effects of chemo- and radiation therapy that may affect outcomes of anesthesia care.

Anesthesia Delivery Outside the OR

Henry T. Tan, MD and Michael J. Fitzpatrick, MD

Explain techniques used for cardiac procedures in the electrophysiology laboratory; Recognize risks associated with placement of defibrillators and pacemakers; Cite the effects of anesthesia choice on cardiac conduction and induction of arrhythmias during ablation procedures; Prevent complications in the electrophysiology laboratory related to fluid overload, tamponade, and functions of treatment devices; Select optimal anesthesia for patients undergoing neuroradiology procedures.

Perioperative Management of the Chemically Impaired Patient

Gregory J. Downs, MD

Diagnose chemical impairment in patients who present for surgery; Anticipate patient underreporting of chemical impairment and obtain an adequate history; Recognize societal and provider tendencies to stigmatize patients with chemical impairmen; Care for patients with chemical impairment during the perioperative perio; Provide education and support to patients with chemical impairment.

Ambulatory Anesthesia/ Perioperative Glycemic Control

Jennifer Wu, MD, MBA and C. Thomas Porter Jr., MD

Outline the management of severe allergic reactions in an ambulatory surgery center; Cite measures to prevent and manage fires in the operating room; Describe strategies for managing the difficult airway in the ambulatory setting; Summarize the recent literature on tight vs conventional glycemic control in perioperative patients;Apply recommendations for the perioperative management of hyperglycemia.

Airway Management in Trauma/ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

D. John Doyle, MD, PhD and John E. Tetzlaff, MD

Discuss various techniques for airway management in trauma patient; Modify the difficult airway algorithm for treating trauma patients; Cite changes in CPR as noted in current guidelines; Evaluate the evidence supporting changes in techniques; Apply principles of homeostasis to patients who survive cardiac arrest.

Eye Surgery/ Malignant Hyperthermia

Fouad G. Souki, MDAndrew C. Herlich, MD, DMD

Assess the safety of antithrombotic therapy in patients undergoing eye surgery; Evaluate the evidence on the risk for bleeding associated with antithrombotic therapy and ophthalmologic analgesia; Cite benefits and risks of the newer antithrombotic agents; Distinguish malignant hyperthermia from conditions with similar presentations; Prevent and manage malignant hyperthermia in the ambulatory surgery setting.

Perioperative Hemodynamic Crisis/ Opioids

Priya A. Kumar, MD and Peter K. Schoenwald, MD

Identify reversible causes of cardiac arrest in the perioperative setting; Use transesophageal echocardiography to treat patients with hemodynamic instability; Characterize high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Evaluate the pharmacodynamic properties of opioids; Select appropriate opioids for use in the clinical setting.

Obstetric Anesthesia/ Morbid Obesity/ Pediatric Anesthesia

Kathleen A. Smith, MD, Lavinia M. Kolarczyk, MD, and M. Concetta Lupa, MD

Identify updated definitions of labor arrest and the potential clinical ramifications; Cite the current diagnostic criteria and treatment for preeclampsia; Explain common challenges in the perioperative care of the morbidly obese patient; Discuss strategies for the management of the anxious pediatric patient; Summarize the anesthetic care of the pediatric patient with an upper respiratory infection.

Airway Management Issues

Richard E. Galgon, MD, MS and Aaron M. Joffe, DO

Compare and contrast uses and features of classic and newer supraglottic airways (SGAs); Describe techniques used in exchanging SGAs for endotracheal tubes; Distinguish between extubation failure and failure of weaning from ventilator; Identify patients at high risk for extubation failure; Use precautions and safety checklists to avoid extubation failure.

Emergence Delirium/ Neuroanesthesia

Gary M. Scott, MD and John C. Drummond, MD

Define emergence delirium (ED) and recognize similarities and differences in ED in children and adults; Use an algorithm to diagnose and manage ED; Recognize how cerebral blood flow can affect cerebral blood volume and intracranial pressure (ICP); Evaluate how patients with normal brains and those with brain injury may respond differently to volatile anesthetics; Select appropriate anesthesia drugs to minimize the risk of elevated ICP during neurosurgery.

Anesthesia Delivery Outside the OR

Henry T. Tan, MD and Michael J. Fitzpatrick, MD

Explain techniques used for cardiac procedures in the electrophysiology laboratory; Recognize risks associated with placement of defibrillators and pacemakers; Cite the effects of anesthesia choice on cardiac conduction and induction of arrhythmias during ablation procedures; Prevent complications in the electrophysiology laboratory related to fluid overload, tamponade, and functions of treatment devices; Select optimal anesthesia for patients undergoing neuroradiology procedures.

Ambulatory Anesthesia/ Perioperative Glycemic Control

Jennifer Wu, MD, MBA and C. Thomas Porter Jr., MD

Outline the management of severe allergic reactions in an ambulatory surgery center; Cite measures to prevent and manage fires in the operating room; Describe strategies for managing the difficult airway in the ambulatory setting; Summarize the recent literature on tight vs conventional glycemic control in perioperative patients;Apply recommendations for the perioperative management of hyperglycemia.

Eye Surgery/ Malignant Hyperthermia

Fouad G. Souki, MDAndrew C. Herlich, MD, DMD

Assess the safety of antithrombotic therapy in patients undergoing eye surgery; Evaluate the evidence on the risk for bleeding associated with antithrombotic therapy and ophthalmologic analgesia; Cite benefits and risks of the newer antithrombotic agents; Distinguish malignant hyperthermia from conditions with similar presentations; Prevent and manage malignant hyperthermia in the ambulatory surgery setting.

Obstetric Anesthesia/ Morbid Obesity/ Pediatric Anesthesia

Kathleen A. Smith, MD, Lavinia M. Kolarczyk, MD, and M. Concetta Lupa, MD

Identify updated definitions of labor arrest and the potential clinical ramifications; Cite the current diagnostic criteria and treatment for preeclampsia; Explain common challenges in the perioperative care of the morbidly obese patient; Discuss strategies for the management of the anxious pediatric patient; Summarize the anesthetic care of the pediatric patient with an upper respiratory infection.

Airway Management Issues

Richard E. Galgon, MD, MS and Aaron M. Joffe, DO

Compare and contrast uses and features of classic and newer supraglottic airways (SGAs); Describe techniques used in exchanging SGAs for endotracheal tubes; Distinguish between extubation failure and failure of weaning from ventilator; Identify patients at high risk for extubation failure; Use precautions and safety checklists to avoid extubation failure.

Pulmonary Care and Cancer Issues

Kurt J. Pfeifer, MD and Bobbie-Jean Sweitzer, MD

Cite factors that are predictive of pulmonary complications in the perioperative period; Identify and manage sleep apnea in the perioperative period; Implement strategies that reduce risk for perioperative pulmonary complications; Manage challenges to anesthesia care posed by common metabolic abnormalities seen in patients with cancer; Evaluate patients with cancer for side effects of chemo- and radiation therapy that may affect outcomes of anesthesia care.

Perioperative Management of the Chemically Impaired Patient

Gregory J. Downs, MD

Diagnose chemical impairment in patients who present for surgery; Anticipate patient underreporting of chemical impairment and obtain an adequate history; Recognize societal and provider tendencies to stigmatize patients with chemical impairmen; Care for patients with chemical impairment during the perioperative perio; Provide education and support to patients with chemical impairment.

Airway Management in Trauma/ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

D. John Doyle, MD, PhD and John E. Tetzlaff, MD

Discuss various techniques for airway management in trauma patient; Modify the difficult airway algorithm for treating trauma patients; Cite changes in CPR as noted in current guidelines; Evaluate the evidence supporting changes in techniques; Apply principles of homeostasis to patients who survive cardiac arrest.

Perioperative Hemodynamic Crisis/ Opioids

Priya A. Kumar, MD and Peter K. Schoenwald, MD

Identify reversible causes of cardiac arrest in the perioperative setting; Use transesophageal echocardiography to treat patients with hemodynamic instability; Characterize high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Evaluate the pharmacodynamic properties of opioids; Select appropriate opioids for use in the clinical setting.

Emergence Delirium/ Neuroanesthesia

Gary M. Scott, MD and John C. Drummond, MD

Define emergence delirium (ED) and recognize similarities and differences in ED in children and adults; Use an algorithm to diagnose and manage ED; Recognize how cerebral blood flow can affect cerebral blood volume and intracranial pressure (ICP); Evaluate how patients with normal brains and those with brain injury may respond differently to volatile anesthetics; Select appropriate anesthesia drugs to minimize the risk of elevated ICP during neurosurgery.

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 60 (ANES60) ***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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