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 62 (ANES62) Topics Include: Ethical Dilemas, Pediatric Concerns, Depth of Anesthesia, Ambulatory Care, 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

Ethical Dilemmas/ Clinical Competence

D. John Doyle, MD, PhD and Robert S. Lagasse, MD

Counsel patients about options for do-not-resuscitate orders and advance directives; Recognize the intent of unconventional medical directives; Make ethical treatment decisions in situations in which there is conflict between the principles of autonomy and beneficence; Evaluate the relationship between human error and malpractice claims; Cite limitations of the measures of physician performance that are used to judge competence.

Trauma and Major Surgery: Managing Massive Blood Loss

Jonathan H. Waters, MD and Linda J. Shore-Lesserson, MD

Discuss the risks and benefits associated with a 1:1:1 transfusion protocol; Cite the outcomes of studies comparing various plasma-to-red blood cell ratios; Describe the relationship between transfusion and INR and identify INRs for which transfusion is beneficial; Explain the mechanisms of action of pharmacologic therapies in managing massive blood loss, including antifibrinolytics and procoagulants; Summarize the importance of point-of-care testing in the pharmacologic management of massive blood loss, particularly with use of prothrombin complex concentrates.

Anesthesia Safety/ Cardiac Tamponade

Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA, Robert S. Lagasse, MD, and Robert A. Ratzlaff, MD

Evaluate data on anesthesia-related mortality; List risk factors associated with anesthesia-related deaths; Debate whether safety in anesthesia has improved or declined in the United States in recent decades; Recognize the pathophysiology, features, signs, and symptoms of cardiac tamponade; Choose appropriate techniques for monitoring and administration of anesthesia in patients with pericardial effusions and tamponade.

Ambulatory Care/ Neuraxial vs. General Anesthesia/ Hepatic Disease

Beverly K. Philip, MD, Angela F. Edwards, MD, and Brett A. Simon, MD, PhD

Consider new minimally invasive techniques; Explain the risks and benefits of neuraxial anesthesia;Evaluate the effects of neuraxial techniques on postoperative outcomes; Perform a preoperative evaluation of a patient with liver disease; Plan perioperative management of patients with liver disease.

Pediatrics Concerns for 2015

David J. Steward, MBBS and Jerrold Lerman, MD

Choose an appropriate endotracheal tube for a child; Weigh the risks and benefits of different supraglottic airway devices in children; Identify the signs, symptoms, and predictors of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children; Choose a preferred technique for the anesthetic management of a child with OSA; Avoid complications related to the use of opioids in children with OSA.

Depth of Anestheisa/ Malfunctioning Airway

Andrew E. Hudson, MD, PhD and Jack Buckley, MD

Explain the physiology that allows electroencephalography to be used in the monitoring of the depth of anesthesia; Compare bispectral index (BIS) to end-tidal gas concentrations for monitoring depth of anesthesia; List the correct order of steps used to troubleshoot a malfunctioning surgical airway; Identify patients with laryngectomy and effectively manage airway complications; Efficiently manage complications in patients with Montgomery T-tubes.

Adverse Outcomes/ Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery

Karen B. Domino, MD, MPH and Melissa A. Ehlers, MD

Avoid delays in the treatment of intraoperative hemorrhage during spinal procedures; Identify mechanisms by which damage to the optic nerve occurs during spinal surgery; List risk factors for the development of perioperative visual loss; Determine the appropriateness of surgery in outpatient or ambulatory settings for a pediatric patient; Take appropriate precautions when performing elective surgery in children with various medical conditions.

Ophthalmic Anesthesia/ Beta Blockers

Korey A. Jaben, MD and Jacob A. Martin, MD

Explain the pathophysiology of preeclampsia and its potential effect on the eye; Recognize the role of new imaging modalities of the choroid in the assessment of preeclampsia; Consider fundoscopic findings in assessing the risk for eclampsia; Optimize hemodynamic management to protect
structures of the eye; Evaluate the potential risks of administering %u03B2-blockers for prophylaxis in the perioperative setting.

Issues in Perioperative Management

Mark C. Romig, MD, Marc R. Shnider, and Sean M. Berenholtz, MD, MHS

Evaluate recommendations for the use or discontinuation of immunosuppressive agents in the perioperative period; Identify patients who are likely to be opioid tolerant; Ensure the adequate management of perioperative pain in patients with opioid tolerance; Explain how perioperative safety can be improved by simplification and standardization of the systems in place; Define the principles of designing safe systems.

Anesthesia for the Patient with Neurologic Disease

Linda J. Mason, MD

Discuss the use of general and regional anesthesia in patients with MS; Evaluate surgical and anesthetic approaches to thymectomy in patients with myasthenia gravis; Consider the anesthesiologic ramifications of pathophysiology and respiratory abnormalities in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy; Identify clinical scenarios in which succinylcholine is contraindicated; Recognize the various medications that a patient with PD may be taking and consider their effects on anesthesia.

Ethical Dilemmas/ Clinical Competence

D. John Doyle, MD, PhD and Robert S. Lagasse, MD

Counsel patients about options for do-not-resuscitate orders and advance directives; Recognize the intent of unconventional medical directives; Make ethical treatment decisions in situations in which there is conflict between the principles of autonomy and beneficence; Evaluate the relationship between human error and malpractice claims; Cite limitations of the measures of physician performance that are used to judge competence.

Anesthesia Safety/ Cardiac Tamponade

Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA, Robert S. Lagasse, MD, and Robert A. Ratzlaff, MD

Evaluate data on anesthesia-related mortality; List risk factors associated with anesthesia-related deaths; Debate whether safety in anesthesia has improved or declined in the United States in recent decades; Recognize the pathophysiology, features, signs, and symptoms of cardiac tamponade; Choose appropriate techniques for monitoring and administration of anesthesia in patients with pericardial effusions and tamponade.

Pediatrics Concerns for 2015

David J. Steward, MBBS and Jerrold Lerman, MD

Choose an appropriate endotracheal tube for a child; Weigh the risks and benefits of different supraglottic airway devices in children; Identify the signs, symptoms, and predictors of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children; Choose a preferred technique for the anesthetic management of a child with OSA; Avoid complications related to the use of opioids in children with OSA.

Adverse Outcomes/ Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery

Karen B. Domino, MD, MPH and Melissa A. Ehlers, MD

Avoid delays in the treatment of intraoperative hemorrhage during spinal procedures; Identify mechanisms by which damage to the optic nerve occurs during spinal surgery; List risk factors for the development of perioperative visual loss; Determine the appropriateness of surgery in outpatient or ambulatory settings for a pediatric patient; Take appropriate precautions when performing elective surgery in children with various medical conditions.

Issues in Perioperative Management

Mark C. Romig, MD, Marc R. Shnider, and Sean M. Berenholtz, MD, MHS

Evaluate recommendations for the use or discontinuation of immunosuppressive agents in the perioperative period; Identify patients who are likely to be opioid tolerant; Ensure the adequate management of perioperative pain in patients with opioid tolerance; Explain how perioperative safety can be improved by simplification and standardization of the systems in place; Define the principles of designing safe systems.

Trauma and Major Surgery: Managing Massive Blood Loss

Jonathan H. Waters, MD and Linda J. Shore-Lesserson, MD

Discuss the risks and benefits associated with a 1:1:1 transfusion protocol; Cite the outcomes of studies comparing various plasma-to-red blood cell ratios; Describe the relationship between transfusion and INR and identify INRs for which transfusion is beneficial; Explain the mechanisms of action of pharmacologic therapies in managing massive blood loss, including antifibrinolytics and procoagulants; Summarize the importance of point-of-care testing in the pharmacologic management of massive blood loss, particularly with use of prothrombin complex concentrates.

Ambulatory Care/ Neuraxial vs. General Anesthesia/ Hepatic Disease

Beverly K. Philip, MD, Angela F. Edwards, MD, and Brett A. Simon, MD, PhD

Consider new minimally invasive techniques; Explain the risks and benefits of neuraxial anesthesia;Evaluate the effects of neuraxial techniques on postoperative outcomes; Perform a preoperative evaluation of a patient with liver disease; Plan perioperative management of patients with liver disease.

Depth of Anestheisa/ Malfunctioning Airway

Andrew E. Hudson, MD, PhD and Jack Buckley, MD

Explain the physiology that allows electroencephalography to be used in the monitoring of the depth of anesthesia; Compare bispectral index (BIS) to end-tidal gas concentrations for monitoring depth of anesthesia; List the correct order of steps used to troubleshoot a malfunctioning surgical airway; Identify patients with laryngectomy and effectively manage airway complications; Efficiently manage complications in patients with Montgomery T-tubes.

Ophthalmic Anesthesia/ Beta Blockers

Korey A. Jaben, MD and Jacob A. Martin, MD

Explain the pathophysiology of preeclampsia and its potential effect on the eye; Recognize the role of new imaging modalities of the choroid in the assessment of preeclampsia; Consider fundoscopic findings in assessing the risk for eclampsia; Optimize hemodynamic management to protect
structures of the eye; Evaluate the potential risks of administering %u03B2-blockers for prophylaxis in the perioperative setting.

Anesthesia for the Patient with Neurologic Disease

Linda J. Mason, MD

Discuss the use of general and regional anesthesia in patients with MS; Evaluate surgical and anesthetic approaches to thymectomy in patients with myasthenia gravis; Consider the anesthesiologic ramifications of pathophysiology and respiratory abnormalities in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy; Identify clinical scenarios in which succinylcholine is contraindicated; Recognize the various medications that a patient with PD may be taking and consider their effects on anesthesia.

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 62 (ANES62) ***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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