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 68 (ANES68) Topics Include: Moderate Sedation, Statins and Cognitive Function, Challenges in Pain Management, PACU, Legal Issues, 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

Chronic Pain/The Placebo Response

David J. Tauben, MD and Mark W. Green, MD

Describe changes that occur in the pathways and physiology of pain secondary to aging; Recommend nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches for the management of chronic pain in older adults; Identify factors that influence the strength of the placebo effect; Recognize the role of placebo effects in many purportedly evidence-based treatments and studies, and how they may persist despite blinding and other efforts to ensure empirical accuracy; Maximize the additive benefits of the placebo effect when providing care to patients.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Moderate Sedation/Radiation Oncology

David P. Martin, MD and Peter K. Schoenwald, MD

Comply with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services interpretive guidelines on anesthesia care; Assume the authority and responsibility for directing hospital-wide sedation services; Overcome the challenges of providing sedation in remote locations; Maximize safety for patients receiving anesthesia for radiation oncological procedures; Provide optimal conditions for the radiologic treatment of malignancies.

Peripheral Regional Anesthesia/Perioperative Surgical Home

Michael A. DeBroeck, CRNA and Robert S. Lagasse, MD

Perform appropriate peripheral regional nerve blocks to optimize patient comfort and satisfaction; . Utilize current technologies and anesthetics to maximize the safety and efficacy of peripheral blocks; Adapt to new requirements in the evolving health care environment; Summarize the key components of the perioperative surgical home (PSG) model for perioperative care; Assess the economic effects of implementing the PSH model.

Pediatric and Obstetric Anesthesiology

Ronald S. Litman, DO and Kenneth Cummings, MD

Summarize the perioperative challenges of obstructive sleep apnea; Optimize the perioperative care of children undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy; Assess the need for hospital or pediatric intensive care unit admission following tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy; Apply knowledge of perinatal physiology to the management of obstetric patients; Choose appropriate medications for obstetric patients and their infants.

Statins and Cognitive Function/Measuring Anesthesia Knowledge

John C. Drummond, MD and Brenda A. Bucklin, MD

Select appropriate candidates for statin therapy; List the effects of RhoA activation; Counsel patients about the benefits of statins for stroke prevention; Identify statins most likely to be associated with adverse cognitive effects; Explain the development and use of the objective structured clinical examination.

Gastrointestinal Disease/Problem Solving

Grzegorz A. Pitas, MD and Keith J. Ruskin, MD

Identify patients at risk for aspiration; Implement policies and procedures to minimize the risk of chemical pneumonitis; Analyze institutional and personal factors that contribute to an unsafe work environment; Create an organizational approach to safety; Use risk management tools to increase safety.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Challenges in Pain Management

John B. Leslie, MD and Vinoo S. Thomas, MD

Compare and contrast intravenous (IV) ibuprofen and IV acetaminophen; Explain the mechanism of action of gabapentinoids; Select the appropriate patients to receive methadone therapy; Counsel patients on opioid therapy about realistic outcomes and acceptable and unacceptable behavior; Recommend an effective weaning schedule for a patient on opioids.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Pediatric Care

Linda J. Mason, MD and Jerrold Lerman, MD

Identify the physical and physiologic characteristics of children with Down syndrome that affect the delivery of anesthesia and sedation; Implement perioperative protocols and techniques that accommodate the requirements of children with Down syndrome; Explain the mechanism of action and pharmacokinetics of dexmedetomidine; Administer appropriate dosages of dexmedetomidine; Evaluate recent studies on the efficacy of dexmedetomidine.

Transfusion Triggers/PACU

Michael F. O'Connor, MD and Barry A. Harrison, MD

Assess the risk for transfusion-transmitted infection; Apply appropriate triggers and targets for transfusions; Cite current literature on the benefits of liberal and restricted transfusion strategies; Monitor the adequacy of ventilation and oxygenation in the PACU; Minimize the risks of airway complications in the PACU.

Legal Issues in Anesthesiology

Ronald S. Litman, DO and Fran J. D'Ercole, MD

Identify characteristics that influence the likelihood of being sued; Adopt behaviors demonstrated to minimize the risk of lawsuits; Assemble documentation and literature to prepare for a deposition; Avoid common traps and pitfalls encountered during a deposition; Implement strategies to cope with the emotional trauma of litigation.

QUALIFIES FOR PATIENT SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Moderate Sedation/Radiation Oncology

David P. Martin, MD and Peter K. Schoenwald, MD

Comply with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services interpretive guidelines on anesthesia care; Assume the authority and responsibility for directing hospital-wide sedation services; Overcome the challenges of providing sedation in remote locations; Maximize safety for patients receiving anesthesia for radiation oncological procedures; Provide optimal conditions for the radiologic treatment of malignancies.

Pediatric and Obstetric Anesthesiology

Ronald S. Litman, DO and Kenneth Cummings, MD

Summarize the perioperative challenges of obstructive sleep apnea; Optimize the perioperative care of children undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy; Assess the need for hospital or pediatric intensive care unit admission following tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy; Apply knowledge of perinatal physiology to the management of obstetric patients; Choose appropriate medications for obstetric patients and their infants.

Statins and Cognitive Function/Measuring Anesthesia Knowledge

John C. Drummond, MD and Brenda A. Bucklin, MD

Select appropriate candidates for statin therapy; List the effects of RhoA activation; Counsel patients about the benefits of statins for stroke prevention; Identify statins most likely to be associated with adverse cognitive effects; Explain the development and use of the objective structured clinical examination.

Challenges in Pain Management

John B. Leslie, MD and Vinoo S. Thomas, MD

Compare and contrast intravenous (IV) ibuprofen and IV acetaminophen; Explain the mechanism of action of gabapentinoids; Select the appropriate patients to receive methadone therapy; Counsel patients on opioid therapy about realistic outcomes and acceptable and unacceptable behavior; Recommend an effective weaning schedule for a patient on opioids.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Transfusion Triggers/PACU

Michael F. O'Connor, MD and Barry A. Harrison, MD

Assess the risk for transfusion-transmitted infection; Apply appropriate triggers and targets for transfusions; Cite current literature on the benefits of liberal and restricted transfusion strategies; Monitor the adequacy of ventilation and oxygenation in the PACU; Minimize the risks of airway complications in the PACU.

Chronic Pain/The Placebo Response

David J. Tauben, MD and Mark W. Green, MD

Describe changes that occur in the pathways and physiology of pain secondary to aging; Recommend nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches for the management of chronic pain in older adults; Identify factors that influence the strength of the placebo effect; Recognize the role of placebo effects in many purportedly evidence-based treatments and studies, and how they may persist despite blinding and other efforts to ensure empirical accuracy; Maximize the additive benefits of the placebo effect when providing care to patients.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Peripheral Regional Anesthesia/Perioperative Surgical Home

Michael A. DeBroeck, CRNA and Robert S. Lagasse, MD

Perform appropriate peripheral regional nerve blocks to optimize patient comfort and satisfaction; . Utilize current technologies and anesthetics to maximize the safety and efficacy of peripheral blocks; Adapt to new requirements in the evolving health care environment; Summarize the key components of the perioperative surgical home (PSG) model for perioperative care; Assess the economic effects of implementing the PSH model.

Gastrointestinal Disease/Problem Solving

Grzegorz A. Pitas, MD and Keith J. Ruskin, MD

Identify patients at risk for aspiration; Implement policies and procedures to minimize the risk of chemical pneumonitis; Analyze institutional and personal factors that contribute to an unsafe work environment; Create an organizational approach to safety; Use risk management tools to increase safety.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Pediatric Care

Linda J. Mason, MD and Jerrold Lerman, MD

Identify the physical and physiologic characteristics of children with Down syndrome that affect the delivery of anesthesia and sedation; Implement perioperative protocols and techniques that accommodate the requirements of children with Down syndrome; Explain the mechanism of action and pharmacokinetics of dexmedetomidine; Administer appropriate dosages of dexmedetomidine; Evaluate recent studies on the efficacy of dexmedetomidine.

Legal Issues in Anesthesiology

Ronald S. Litman, DO and Fran J. D'Ercole, MD

Identify characteristics that influence the likelihood of being sued; Adopt behaviors demonstrated to minimize the risk of lawsuits; Assemble documentation and literature to prepare for a deposition; Avoid common traps and pitfalls encountered during a deposition; Implement strategies to cope with the emotional trauma of litigation.

QUALIFIES FOR PATIENT SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Additional Information

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs):

 

Audio-Digest Anesthesiology Volume 58 – This program has been prior- approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) for 48 CE credits; Code Number 1032538; Expiration Date 12/31/18).

Audio-Digest Anesthesiology Volume 57 – This program has been prior- approved by the AANA for 48 CE credits; Code Number 1030637; Expiration Date 12/31/16).

NOTE: Audio-Digest Anesthesiology programs from 2013 and 2014 (Volumes 55 and 56) 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 68 (ANES68) ***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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