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 66 (ANES66) Topics Include: Malignant Hyperthermia, Professionalism, Obstetric Anesthesia, Monitoring for Sedation, Improving Skills, 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

Management of Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia

Anis Dizdarevic, MD and Colin J.L. McCartney, MBChB, PhD

Describe the mechanisms and pathophysiology involved in pain after surgery; Summarize the risk factors for the development of chronic postsurgical pain; Utilize preventive modes of therapy; Explain the role of regional anesthesia in enhanced recovery after surgery; Assess current evidence in support of the use of regional anesthesia.

Malpractice Cases/Quality Improvement

Ronald S. Litman, DO and David A. Zvara, MD

Recognize the risks of anesthetizing children with a high apnea-hypopnea index and obesity; Consider a diagnosis of serotonin syndrome in appropriate situations; Identify pitfalls of, and alternatives to, preparation of drugs at the point of service; Compare various definitions of value in health care; Evaluate the benefits of Enhanced Recovery

Vigilance/Trauma

Russell K. McAllister, MD and Justin W. Wilson, MD

Implement measures to reduce the risk for wrong site surgery; Outline key measures to prevent operating room fires; Identify risks for patient falls in operating room; Formulate strategies for the anesthetic management of patients with thoracic trauma; Recognize the clinical role of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.

Permissive Hypotension in the Trauma Patient

Benjamin B. Vacula, MD and J. Clint Tippett, MD

Define permissive hypotension; Compare the risks and benefits of permissive hypotension in trauma patients; Delineate the elements of damage-control resuscitation; Evaluate the current literature addressing permissive hypotension; Describe current resuscitation guidelines.

Advances in Cardiovascular Care

Joel A. Kaplan, MD

Compare outcomes of patients who have undergone stenting with those who have had coronary bypass surgery; Optimize patients with CAD for cardiac and noncardiac surgery; Explain the pharmacodynamics and means of reversal of anticoagulant medications prescribed for patients with CAD; Summarize the advantages of inhalational anesthetics for patients with CAD; Recommend an appropriate antiplatelet medication for a patient with CAD who requires surgery.

Evidence-Based Perioperative Consults

Preeti N. Malani, MD, Dr. Malani, Paul J. Grant, MD and David M. Rothenberg, MD

Evaluate an HIV-infected patient for surgery; Counsel an HIV-infected patient about continuing HAART therapy in the perioperative setting; Select the appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent surgical site infection; Choose the appropriate stress dose for patients on steroids scheduled for surgery; List blood components acceptable for transfusion to Jehovah's Witnesses.

Septic Shock/Environmental Sustainability

Eugene W. Moretti, MD and Brian P. Barrick, MD

Summarize the epidemiology of septic shock; Apply appropriate intervention thresholds for blood pressure and hemoglobin in patients with septic shock; Evaluate the effects of perioperative practices on the environment; Implement changes at the individual practitioner level to decrease the impact of the OR on the environment; Discuss actions that can be taken at the systems level to ensure environmental sustainability.

Challenges in Anesthesia Practice

Bobbie Jean Sweitzer, MD and David A. Zvara, MD

Identify high-risk surgical patients; Consider preoperative interventions that can lower perioperative risk; Explain the impact of age on perioperative risk; Assess peer relations on a departmental level; Incorporate feedback to effect change in professional behavior.

The Pregnant Patient with Coexisting Disease

Katherine W. Arendt, MD and Lisa R. Leffert, MD

Outline the indications for cesarean delivery in patients with cardiac disease; Explain the role of cardiac delivery; Formulate strategies for anesthetizing patients with cardiac disease undergoing cesarean delivery; Identify the challenges of neuraxial anesthesia in patients with intracranial disease; Choose appropriate techniques for general anesthesia in obstetric patients with intracranial lesions.

Anesthetic Neurotoxicity on the Developing Brain

Jerrold Lerman, MD and Linda J. Mason, MD

Cite evidence linking exposure to anesthetics with the rate of apoptosis in the brain; Assess data from animal models and studies on the effects of exposure to anesthesia during periods of rapid synaptogenesis; Critically evaluate the literature addressing the effects of anesthesia on the developing human brain; Identify gaps in current knowledge about anesthesia-induced neurotoxicity; Provide appropriate information to parents concerned about the potential effects of anesthesia on the neurodevelopment of their children.

Malpractice Cases/Quality Improvement

Ronald S. Litman, DO and David A. Zvara, MD

Recognize the risks of anesthetizing children with a high apnea-hypopnea index and obesity; Consider a diagnosis of serotonin syndrome in appropriate situations; Identify pitfalls of, and alternatives to, preparation of drugs at the point of service; Compare various definitions of value in health care; Evaluate the benefits of Enhanced Recovery

Permissive Hypotension in the Trauma Patient

Benjamin B. Vacula, MD and J. Clint Tippett, MD

Define permissive hypotension; Compare the risks and benefits of permissive hypotension in trauma patients; Delineate the elements of damage-control resuscitation; Evaluate the current literature addressing permissive hypotension; Describe current resuscitation guidelines.

Evidence-Based Perioperative Consults

Preeti N. Malani, MD, Dr. Malani, Paul J. Grant, MD and David M. Rothenberg, MD

Evaluate an HIV-infected patient for surgery; Counsel an HIV-infected patient about continuing HAART therapy in the perioperative setting; Select the appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent surgical site infection; Choose the appropriate stress dose for patients on steroids scheduled for surgery; List blood components acceptable for transfusion to Jehovah's Witnesses.

Septic Shock/Environmental Sustainability

Eugene W. Moretti, MD and Brian P. Barrick, MD

Summarize the epidemiology of septic shock; Apply appropriate intervention thresholds for blood pressure and hemoglobin in patients with septic shock; Evaluate the effects of perioperative practices on the environment; Implement changes at the individual practitioner level to decrease the impact of the OR on the environment; Discuss actions that can be taken at the systems level to ensure environmental sustainability.

The Pregnant Patient with Coexisting Disease

Katherine W. Arendt, MD and Lisa R. Leffert, MD

Outline the indications for cesarean delivery in patients with cardiac disease; Explain the role of cardiac delivery; Formulate strategies for anesthetizing patients with cardiac disease undergoing cesarean delivery; Identify the challenges of neuraxial anesthesia in patients with intracranial disease; Choose appropriate techniques for general anesthesia in obstetric patients with intracranial lesions.

Management of Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia

Anis Dizdarevic, MD and Colin J.L. McCartney, MBChB, PhD

Describe the mechanisms and pathophysiology involved in pain after surgery; Summarize the risk factors for the development of chronic postsurgical pain; Utilize preventive modes of therapy; Explain the role of regional anesthesia in enhanced recovery after surgery; Assess current evidence in support of the use of regional anesthesia.

Vigilance/Trauma

Russell K. McAllister, MD and Justin W. Wilson, MD

Implement measures to reduce the risk for wrong site surgery; Outline key measures to prevent operating room fires; Identify risks for patient falls in operating room; Formulate strategies for the anesthetic management of patients with thoracic trauma; Recognize the clinical role of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.

Advances in Cardiovascular Care

Joel A. Kaplan, MD

Compare outcomes of patients who have undergone stenting with those who have had coronary bypass surgery; Optimize patients with CAD for cardiac and noncardiac surgery; Explain the pharmacodynamics and means of reversal of anticoagulant medications prescribed for patients with CAD; Summarize the advantages of inhalational anesthetics for patients with CAD; Recommend an appropriate antiplatelet medication for a patient with CAD who requires surgery.

Challenges in Anesthesia Practice

Bobbie Jean Sweitzer, MD and David A. Zvara, MD

Identify high-risk surgical patients; Consider preoperative interventions that can lower perioperative risk; Explain the impact of age on perioperative risk; Assess peer relations on a departmental level; Incorporate feedback to effect change in professional behavior.

Anesthetic Neurotoxicity on the Developing Brain

Jerrold Lerman, MD and Linda J. Mason, MD

Cite evidence linking exposure to anesthetics with the rate of apoptosis in the brain; Assess data from animal models and studies on the effects of exposure to anesthesia during periods of rapid synaptogenesis; Critically evaluate the literature addressing the effects of anesthesia on the developing human brain; Identify gaps in current knowledge about anesthesia-induced neurotoxicity; Provide appropriate information to parents concerned about the potential effects of anesthesia on the neurodevelopment of their children.

NORA Service/Anesthesia for Glaucoma Surgery

Walter G. Maurer, MD and Korey A. Jaben, MD

Identify unique challenges in the anesthetic care of patients in nonoperating room locations; Manage the airway in high-risk patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures; Outline competencies required for administration of anesthesia during procedures in cardiology and interventional radiology suites and for bronchoscopy; Recognize steps in surgery for glaucoma during which stillness of the patient is critical; Consider preoperative and postoperative issues unique to patients undergoing surgery for glaucoma.

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Annette Y. Schure, MD and David J. Steward, MBBS

Differentiate between common congenital heart diseases (CHD) and their associated repair procedures; Preoperatively assess the status of patients with repaired CHD; Modify anesthetic plans in accordance with the altered physiology of repaired CHD; Implement effective techniques and drug regimens for the control of postoperative pain in children; Provide appropriate instructions to parents for the assessment and management of their children's pain at home.

Preoperative and Postoperative Challenges

Anthony N. Passannante, MD and Mark E. Nunnally, MD

Maximize the value of the preanesthesia assessment; Implement targeted strategies for preoperative testing; Determine the underlying causes of respiratory failure; Optimize the use of reversal agents to avoid residual neuromuscular blockade; Employ appropriate ventilation strategies to minimize the risks of pulmonary complications.

The Art and Science of Anesthesiology

Athir H. Morad, MD, Michael A. Phelps, MD and Steven D. Boggs, MD

Evaluate analgesic options for neurosurgical patients; Implement strategies for the safe treatment of pain with opioids; Assess the suitability of a freestanding surgical center for the care of patients with MH; Project the effect of deployment of computer-administered personalized sedation system on anesthesia practice; Maximize value by integrating new technologies and expanding the provision of sedation.

Anesthetic Considerations in the Geriatric Patient

John B. Leslie, MD

Clarify the risks of surgery and anesthesia in geriatric patients; Outline the changes in organ systems that occur in elderly individuals; Explain the effects of aging on the pharmacodynamic properties of anesthetic agents; Choose an anesthesia plan for geriatric patients; Manage postoperative cognitive dysfunction.

Hip Arthroscopy/Infection Control

John J. Christoforetti, MD and Richard A. Beers, MD

Recognize and anticipate the unique challenges presented by arthroscopic hip surgery; Optimize surgical conditions for the performance of hip arthroscopy; Implement safety protocols for arthroscopic hip procedures; Cite evidence for the transmission of infectious pathogens during anesthesia care; Apply current recommendations to minimize the risk of transmission of infections.

Obesity/Massive Transfusion

Jay B. Brodsky, MD and Linda J. Shore-Lesserson, MD

Modify perioperative anesthetic plans to account for the unique requirements of obese patients; Diagnose and treat rhabdomyolysis; Consider a strict 1:1:1 transfusion ratio vs point-of-care goal-directed treatment based on the patient's response and hemostatic condition; Explain the findings and the limitations of the Pragmatic, Randomized Optimal Platelet and Plasma Ratios trial; Choose the appropriate treatment for surgical patients with abnormal bleeding times.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Anesthesia/Hemodynamic Monitoring

Frances F. Chung, MBBS and Peter K. Schoenwald, MD

Identify patients at risk for OSA and differentiate between mild, moderate, and severe OSA; Reduce perioperative morbidity for patients with OSA; Optimize postoperative care for patients with OSA; Explain the physics of pressure transducing systems; Avoid common pitfalls in pressure transduction that can lead to distortion in, or misinterpretation of, hemodynamic data.

Damage Control Resuscitation/Difficult Airway Algorithm

Michael F. Ditillo, DO and Michael Dubinsky, DO

Outline the causes of coagulopathy in patients with severe hemorrhage; List factors that predict need for massive blood transfusions; Explain the elements of hemostatic transfusion; Identify factors that are predictive of difficult intubation; Develop strategies to manage difficult intubations.

Death in the OR/Laparoscopic Surgery in the Pediatric Patient

Natalia S. Ivascu, MD and Hemanth A. Baboolal, MBChB

Navigate the legal and ethical issues regarding DNR orders and organ donation; Include patients and families in decisions about DNR status during surgery; Integrate anesthesia services into an institutional plan for organ donation; Cite evidence supporting the safety of laparoscopic surgery in children; Anticipate and manage the physiologic effects of insufflation in children.

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Annette Y. Schure, MD and David J. Steward, MBBS

Differentiate between common congenital heart diseases (CHD) and their associated repair procedures; Preoperatively assess the status of patients with repaired CHD; Modify anesthetic plans in accordance with the altered physiology of repaired CHD; Implement effective techniques and drug regimens for the control of postoperative pain in children; Provide appropriate instructions to parents for the assessment and management of their children's pain at home.

Preoperative and Postoperative Challenges

Anthony N. Passannante, MD and Mark E. Nunnally, MD

Maximize the value of the preanesthesia assessment; Implement targeted strategies for preoperative testing; Determine the underlying causes of respiratory failure; Optimize the use of reversal agents to avoid residual neuromuscular blockade; Employ appropriate ventilation strategies to minimize the risks of pulmonary complications.

Hip Arthroscopy/Infection Control

John J. Christoforetti, MD and Richard A. Beers, MD

Recognize and anticipate the unique challenges presented by arthroscopic hip surgery; Optimize surgical conditions for the performance of hip arthroscopy; Implement safety protocols for arthroscopic hip procedures; Cite evidence for the transmission of infectious pathogens during anesthesia care; Apply current recommendations to minimize the risk of transmission of infections.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Anesthesia/Hemodynamic Monitoring

Frances F. Chung, MBBS and Peter K. Schoenwald, MD

Identify patients at risk for OSA and differentiate between mild, moderate, and severe OSA; Reduce perioperative morbidity for patients with OSA; Optimize postoperative care for patients with OSA; Explain the physics of pressure transducing systems; Avoid common pitfalls in pressure transduction that can lead to distortion in, or misinterpretation of, hemodynamic data.

Death in the OR/Laparoscopic Surgery in the Pediatric Patient

Natalia S. Ivascu, MD and Hemanth A. Baboolal, MBChB

Navigate the legal and ethical issues regarding DNR orders and organ donation; Include patients and families in decisions about DNR status during surgery; Integrate anesthesia services into an institutional plan for organ donation; Cite evidence supporting the safety of laparoscopic surgery in children; Anticipate and manage the physiologic effects of insufflation in children.

NORA Service/Anesthesia for Glaucoma Surgery

Walter G. Maurer, MD and Korey A. Jaben, MD

Identify unique challenges in the anesthetic care of patients in nonoperating room locations; Manage the airway in high-risk patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures; Outline competencies required for administration of anesthesia during procedures in cardiology and interventional radiology suites and for bronchoscopy; Recognize steps in surgery for glaucoma during which stillness of the patient is critical; Consider preoperative and postoperative issues unique to patients undergoing surgery for glaucoma.

The Art and Science of Anesthesiology

Athir H. Morad, MD, Michael A. Phelps, MD and Steven D. Boggs, MD

Evaluate analgesic options for neurosurgical patients; Implement strategies for the safe treatment of pain with opioids; Assess the suitability of a freestanding surgical center for the care of patients with MH; Project the effect of deployment of computer-administered personalized sedation system on anesthesia practice; Maximize value by integrating new technologies and expanding the provision of sedation.

Anesthetic Considerations in the Geriatric Patient

John B. Leslie, MD

Clarify the risks of surgery and anesthesia in geriatric patients; Outline the changes in organ systems that occur in elderly individuals; Explain the effects of aging on the pharmacodynamic properties of anesthetic agents; Choose an anesthesia plan for geriatric patients; Manage postoperative cognitive dysfunction.

Obesity/Massive Transfusion

Jay B. Brodsky, MD and Linda J. Shore-Lesserson, MD

Modify perioperative anesthetic plans to account for the unique requirements of obese patients; Diagnose and treat rhabdomyolysis; Consider a strict 1:1:1 transfusion ratio vs point-of-care goal-directed treatment based on the patient's response and hemostatic condition; Explain the findings and the limitations of the Pragmatic, Randomized Optimal Platelet and Plasma Ratios trial; Choose the appropriate treatment for surgical patients with abnormal bleeding times.

Damage Control Resuscitation/Difficult Airway Algorithm

Michael F. Ditillo, DO and Michael Dubinsky, DO

Outline the causes of coagulopathy in patients with severe hemorrhage; List factors that predict need for massive blood transfusions; Explain the elements of hemostatic transfusion; Identify factors that are predictive of difficult intubation; Develop strategies to manage difficult intubations.

NORA Service/Anesthesia for Glaucoma Surgery

Walter G. Maurer, MD and Korey A. Jaben, MD

Identify unique challenges in the anesthetic care of patients in nonoperating room locations; Manage the airway in high-risk patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures; Outline competencies required for administration of anesthesia during procedures in cardiology and interventional radiology suites and for bronchoscopy; Recognize steps in surgery for glaucoma during which stillness of the patient is critical; Consider preoperative and postoperative issues unique to patients undergoing surgery for glaucoma.

Preoperative and Postoperative Challenges

Anthony N. Passannante, MD and Mark E. Nunnally, MD

Maximize the value of the preanesthesia assessment; Implement targeted strategies for preoperative testing; Determine the underlying causes of respiratory failure; Optimize the use of reversal agents to avoid residual neuromuscular blockade; Employ appropriate ventilation strategies to minimize the risks of pulmonary complications.

Anesthetic Considerations in the Geriatric Patient

John B. Leslie, MD

Clarify the risks of surgery and anesthesia in geriatric patients; Outline the changes in organ systems that occur in elderly individuals; Explain the effects of aging on the pharmacodynamic properties of anesthetic agents; Choose an anesthesia plan for geriatric patients; Manage postoperative cognitive dysfunction.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Anesthesia/Hemodynamic Monitoring

Frances F. Chung, MBBS and Peter K. Schoenwald, MD

Identify patients at risk for OSA and differentiate between mild, moderate, and severe OSA; Reduce perioperative morbidity for patients with OSA; Optimize postoperative care for patients with OSA; Explain the physics of pressure transducing systems; Avoid common pitfalls in pressure transduction that can lead to distortion in, or misinterpretation of, hemodynamic data.

Damage Control Resuscitation/Difficult Airway Algorithm

Michael F. Ditillo, DO and Michael Dubinsky, DO

Outline the causes of coagulopathy in patients with severe hemorrhage; List factors that predict need for massive blood transfusions; Explain the elements of hemostatic transfusion; Identify factors that are predictive of difficult intubation; Develop strategies to manage difficult intubations.

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Annette Y. Schure, MD and David J. Steward, MBBS

Differentiate between common congenital heart diseases (CHD) and their associated repair procedures; Preoperatively assess the status of patients with repaired CHD; Modify anesthetic plans in accordance with the altered physiology of repaired CHD; Implement effective techniques and drug regimens for the control of postoperative pain in children; Provide appropriate instructions to parents for the assessment and management of their children's pain at home.

The Art and Science of Anesthesiology

Athir H. Morad, MD, Michael A. Phelps, MD and Steven D. Boggs, MD

Evaluate analgesic options for neurosurgical patients; Implement strategies for the safe treatment of pain with opioids; Assess the suitability of a freestanding surgical center for the care of patients with MH; Project the effect of deployment of computer-administered personalized sedation system on anesthesia practice; Maximize value by integrating new technologies and expanding the provision of sedation.

Hip Arthroscopy/Infection Control

John J. Christoforetti, MD and Richard A. Beers, MD

Recognize and anticipate the unique challenges presented by arthroscopic hip surgery; Optimize surgical conditions for the performance of hip arthroscopy; Implement safety protocols for arthroscopic hip procedures; Cite evidence for the transmission of infectious pathogens during anesthesia care; Apply current recommendations to minimize the risk of transmission of infections.

Obesity/Massive Transfusion

Jay B. Brodsky, MD and Linda J. Shore-Lesserson, MD

Modify perioperative anesthetic plans to account for the unique requirements of obese patients; Diagnose and treat rhabdomyolysis; Consider a strict 1:1:1 transfusion ratio vs point-of-care goal-directed treatment based on the patient's response and hemostatic condition; Explain the findings and the limitations of the Pragmatic, Randomized Optimal Platelet and Plasma Ratios trial; Choose the appropriate treatment for surgical patients with abnormal bleeding times.

Death in the OR/Laparoscopic Surgery in the Pediatric Patient

Natalia S. Ivascu, MD and Hemanth A. Baboolal, MBChB

Navigate the legal and ethical issues regarding DNR orders and organ donation; Include patients and families in decisions about DNR status during surgery; Integrate anesthesia services into an institutional plan for organ donation; Cite evidence supporting the safety of laparoscopic surgery in children; Anticipate and manage the physiologic effects of insufflation in children.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gastrointestinal Disease/Problem Solving

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

Pediatric Care

Linda J. Mason, MD and Jerrold Lerman, MD

Legal Issues in Anesthesiology

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

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

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.

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

Gastrointestinal Disease/Problem Solving

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

Legal Issues in Anesthesiology

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pediatric Care

Linda J. Mason, MD and Jerrold Lerman, MD

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.

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.

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.

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

Pediatric Care

Linda J. Mason, MD and Jerrold Lerman, MD

Legal Issues in Anesthesiology

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

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 66 (ANES66) ***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.

 

 

Testimonials

  • Digital download was a wonderful option. Course content was great. Good refresher course.

    Vaishali, DO, New York
  • I love your program. Thank you.
    Lori, CRNA, Connecticut