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Anesthesiology CME Review, ASI Series 59 (ANES 59)  ***VOLUME NUMBER DOES NOT CORRELATE TO COURSE ID NUMBER.***

ANES 59 outlined below provides healthcare professionals with up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits in a flexible and travel-friendly format. For over 30 years, American Seminar Institute has provided top-quality, accredited continuing education programs in the areas of Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Pain Management, Pediatrics and dozens of other medical and dental specialties.

The current seminar includes the following topics :

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Advance Directive/ Practice Management Lynette Cederquist, MD, David H. Wisner, MD, and Alex B. Valadka, MD

Advise patients and their families on the importance of advance care planning (ACP); Initiate discussions with a seriously ill patient and his or her family about the patient's preferences regarding end-of-life care; Facilitate the completion and use of ACP documents (advance directives and the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form); Recognize the limitations of methods used to evaluate physician performance; Explain the structure of and rationale for accountable care organizations.

Pediatrics: Scoliosis and Regional Anesthesia Bishr Haydar, MD, Patrick A. Ross, MD, and David M. Polaner, MD

List risk factors for excessive blood loss and transfusion in children undergoing spinal surgery; Promote anesthetic and surgical practices that minimize the need to transfuse blood during and after procedures used to treat scoliosis; Employ multimodal therapy to relieve pain and minimize side effects in children undergoing spinal surgery; Evaluate the evidence on the safety of different types of regional blocks and anesthetic practices in children; Devise strategies for measuring and mitigating adverse events associated with the use of regional anesthesia in children.

The ASA Difficult Airway Algorithm Jonathan L. Benumof, MD

Perform preoperative airway evaluation according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists algorithm for the difficult airway; Integrate information from the examination to determine whether a patient is likely to have a difficult intubation; Select appropriate patients for awake intubation; Define an optimal attempt for laryngeal intubation and mask ventilation; Perform rescue procedures when intubation attempts fail.

Pediatrics: Anesthetic Neurotoxicity/ Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity Robert K. Williams, MD and Debnath Chatterjee, MD

Describe the possible long-term adverse effects of administering general anesthesia to young children; Discuss the relationship between spinal anesthesia and later cognitive performance in children; Perform a preoperative assessment of a child suspected of having OSA; Recognize those children with OSA who are at increased risk for respiratory complications; Evaluate approaches to pain management in children with OSA following tonsillectomy.

Common Anesthesia Issues David M. Rothenberg, MD and Jonathan L. Benumof, MD

Cite recent data on the association between anemia and the risk for postoperative morbidity and mortality; Discuss the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of perioperative hyperchloremic acidosis; Define MAC and describe the level of preparedness it requires; Outline the guidelines for initial vs maintenance doses, and intermittent bolus vs infusion doses, for propofol sedation; Explain the benefits of CO2 monitoring and using an anesthesia machine.

Patient Safety/ Endovascular Procedures Anthony N. Passannante, MD and Harendra Arora, MD

Recognize the role that anesthesia practitioners play in increasing patients' risk for infection; Prevent adverse events associated with failure of anesthesia practitioners to follow guidelines on hand hygiene, use of injectable medications, and use of masks; Implement safety measures proven to control hospital infections; Evaluate the evidence supporting the use of endovascular repair and lumbar drainage in the treatment of thoracic and abdominal aneurysms; Select appropriate anesthesia techniques for patients undergoing endovascular repair of aneurysms.

Anaphylaxis and Anaphylactoid Reactions/Pregnancy and Nonobstetric Surgery Robert S. Isaak, DO and Kathleen A. Smith, MD

Diagnose and grade acute severe hypersensitivity reactions; Identify common causative agents and risk factors for anaphylaxis; Summarize treatment protocols for the management of severe hypersensitivity reactions; Consider the challenges of using anesthesia in the pregnant patient; Outline optimal anesthesia care for the pregnant patient undergoing nonobstetric surgery.

Anesthesia Outside the OR/ Anesthesia and the Developing Brain John E. Tetzlaff, MD and Shelly-Anne Rodriguez, MD

Recognize the increasing role of anesthesiology providers in providing sedation or anesthesia duringvGI endoscopy procedures; Select appropriate anesthetic techniques for GI procedures; Compare and contrast the pediatric nervous system to that in adults; Anticipate the effects of anesthetics based on pediatric physiology; Determine which pediatric patients are at highest risk for adverse effects due to anesthesia.

Peripheral Catheters/ Acute Pain Management David M. Dickerson, MD and Hesham Elsharkawy, MD

Cite the potential advantages of continuous peripheral nerve blocks; Identify the clinical scenarios suitable for using continuous peripheral nerve blocks; Describe the complications of continuous peripheral nerve blocks; Outline the consequences of untreated pain in the ICU patient; Discuss the nonopioid options to treat pain in the ICU patient.

Trauma Care/ Adverse Perioperative Events and Performance Measurement Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA and Robert S. Lagasse, MD

Apply damage control techniques to patients presenting with trauma or severe hemorrhage; Administer blood products in optimal ratios and fibrinolytic therapy to improve survival of patients in hemorrhagic shock; Use evidence-based measurements to evaluate perioperative morbidity and mortality; Perform a structured peer review; Recognize the need for standardization of methods and definitions when linking outcome data to performance measurements.

Pediatrics: Scoliosis and Regional Anesthesia Bishr Haydar, MD, Patrick A. Ross, MD, and David M. Polaner, MD

List risk factors for excessive blood loss and transfusion in children undergoing spinal surgery; Promote anesthetic and surgical practices that minimize the need to transfuse blood during and after procedures used to treat scoliosis; Employ multimodal therapy to relieve pain and minimize side effects in children undergoing spinal surgery; Evaluate the evidence on the safety of different types of regional blocks and anesthetic practices in children; Devise strategies for measuring and mitigating adverse events associated with the use of regional anesthesia in children.

Pediatrics: Anesthetic Neurotoxicity/ Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity Robert K. Williams, MD and Debnath Chatterjee, MD

Describe the possible long-term adverse effects of administering general anesthesia to young children; Discuss the relationship between spinal anesthesia and later cognitive performance in children; Perform a preoperative assessment of a child suspected of having OSA; Recognize those children with OSA who are at increased risk for respiratory complications; Evaluate approaches to pain management in children with OSA following tonsillectomy.

Patient Safety/ Endovascular Procedures Anthony N. Passannante, MD and Harendra Arora, MD

Recognize the role that anesthesia practitioners play in increasing patients' risk for infection; Prevent adverse events associated with failure of anesthesia practitioners to follow guidelines on hand hygiene, use of injectable medications, and use of masks; Implement safety measures proven to control hospital infections; Evaluate the evidence supporting the use of endovascular repair and lumbar drainage in the treatment of thoracic and abdominal aneurysms; Select appropriate anesthesia techniques for patients undergoing endovascular repair of aneurysms.

Anaphylaxis and Anaphylactoid Reactions/Pregnancy and Nonobstetric Surgery Robert S. Isaak, DO and Kathleen A. Smith, MD

Diagnose and grade acute severe hypersensitivity reactions; Identify common causative agents and risk factors for anaphylaxis; Summarize treatment protocols for the management of severe hypersensitivity reactions; Consider the challenges of using anesthesia in the pregnant patient; Outline optimal anesthesia care for the pregnant patient undergoing nonobstetric surgery.

Trauma Care/ Adverse Perioperative Events and Performance Measurement Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA and Robert S. Lagasse, MD

Apply damage control techniques to patients presenting with trauma or severe hemorrhage; Administer blood products in optimal ratios and fibrinolytic therapy to improve survival of patients in hemorrhagic shock; Use evidence-based measurements to evaluate perioperative morbidity and mortality; Perform a structured peer review; Recognize the need for standardization of methods and definitions when linking outcome data to performance measurements.

Advance Directive/ Practice Management Lynette Cederquist, MD, David H. Wisner, MD, and Alex B. Valadka, MD

Advise patients and their families on the importance of advance care planning (ACP); Initiate discussions with a seriously ill patient and his or her family about the patient's preferences regarding end-of-life care; Facilitate the completion and use of ACP documents (advance directives and the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form); Recognize the limitations of methods used to evaluate physician performance; Explain the structure of and rationale for accountable care organizations.

The ASA Difficult Airway Algorithm Jonathan L. Benumof, MD

Perform preoperative airway evaluation according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists algorithm for the difficult airway; Integrate information from the examination to determine whether a patient is likely to have a difficult intubation; Select appropriate patients for awake intubation; Define an optimal attempt for laryngeal intubation and mask ventilation; Perform rescue procedures when intubation attempts fail.

Common Anesthesia Issues David M. Rothenberg, MD and Jonathan L. Benumof, MD

Cite recent data on the association between anemia and the risk for postoperative morbidity and mortality; Discuss the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of perioperative hyperchloremic acidosis; Define MAC and describe the level of preparedness it requires; Outline the guidelines for initial vs maintenance doses, and intermittent bolus vs infusion doses, for propofol sedation; Explain the benefits of CO2 monitoring and using an anesthesia machine.

Peripheral Catheters/ Acute Pain Management David M. Dickerson, MD and Hesham Elsharkawy, MD

Cite the potential advantages of continuous peripheral nerve blocks; Identify the clinical scenarios suitable for using continuous peripheral nerve blocks; Describe the complications of continuous peripheral nerve blocks; Outline the consequences of untreated pain in the ICU patient; Discuss the nonopioid options to treat pain in the ICU patient.

Anesthesia Outside the OR/ Anesthesia and the Developing Brain John E. Tetzlaff, MD and Shelly-Anne Rodriguez, MD

Recognize the increasing role of anesthesiology providers in providing sedation or anesthesia duringvGI endoscopy procedures; Select appropriate anesthetic techniques for GI procedures; Compare and contrast the pediatric nervous system to that in adults; Anticipate the effects of anesthetics based on pediatric physiology; Determine which pediatric patients are at highest risk for adverse effects due to anesthesia.

 

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs): 

Audio-Digest Anesthesiology is approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) for a maximum of 48 CE credits for Volume 56 (Code Number 1027315; Expiration Date 12/31/15) and for a maximum of 48 CE credits for Volume 55 (Code Number 1025902; Expiration Date 12/31/14).  NOTE: Audio-Digest Anesthesiology programs from 2011 and 2012 (Volumes 53 and 54) have expired and are not eligible for CE credit.  

**CRNA Credits: Full Course- 10 Credits/ Short Course - 5 Credits**

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ADDITIONAL CONTINUING EDUCATION OPTIONS AVAILABLE.

If you have taken the current Anesthesiology course listed above or if you are seeking additional Anesthesiology credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon where we have abbreviated listings of additional courses available or courses that will be available soon.

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