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Anesthesiology CME Review, ASI Series 55 (ANES 55)  ***VOLUME NUMBER DOES NOT CORRELATE TO COURSE ID NUMBER.***

ANES 55 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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Essential in Neuroanesthesia Deepak Sharma, MD

Discuss the concept of cerebral autoregulation and the factors that affect it; recommend strategies to prevent and treat increased intracranial pressure; elaborate on the factors that affect the choice of a neuroanesthetic agent; use appropriate intraoperative monitoring to avoid complications of neurosurgery; manage and prevent complications of subarachnoid hemorrhage due to ruptured intracranial aneurysm.

Challenges in Pediatric Ambulatory Medicine Linda J. Mason, MD

List the risks of anesthetizing a child with an upper respiratory infection (URI) and instances when postponing the surgery is appropriate; safely provide anesthesia for the child with a URI; explain the pathophysiology of sleep apnea in children and the methods of diagnosis; modify premedication and pain medication doses for children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome; determine whether a child is too young for outpatient surgery.

Airway / Pulmonary Concerns Colville H.B. Ferdinand, MD and David W. Grosshans, DO

Adhere to principles of airway management in the trauma patient; anticipate complications associated with surgical airways; list the different mechanisms of airway trauma and the associated injuries; distinguish among the 5 classes of pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH); consider the use of inhaled pulmonary vasodilators in patients with PAH.

Anesthetic Management: Airway and Heart Adam P. Brown, MD and Anahat K. Dhillon, MD

Describe the patterns of spinal injury and how they affect the airway; cite evidence comparing the safety of different airway management techniques for the injured spine; define postcardiac arrest syndrome; explain the mechanism of action and possible side effects of therapeutic hypothermia; anticipate and treat postcardiac arrest syndrome and prevent recurrent cardiac arrest.

Perioperative Management of Traumatic Brain Injury Donald S. Prough, MD

Explain the mechanisms of secondary injury in TBI; use appropriate blood pressure support during anesthesia maintenance for patients with TBI; discuss the principles of optimal fluid management in patients with TBI; outline the current recommendations for monitoring of intracranial pressure after TBI; weigh the advantages and disadvantages of various management techniques available in the intensive care unit for the support of patients with TBI.

Extraglottic Airway Devices/Ophthalmic Anesthesia Richard E. Galgon, MD, MS and Michael S. Lee, MD

Outline the advantages of first-generation EGAs; implement techniques to improve the success of EGAs; recognize and treat central nervous system toxicity (brainstem anesthesia) after a periocular injection; manage postoperative diplopia; list the possible causes of postoperative vision loss.

Perioperative Fluid Management/ ASA Closed Claims Project Pamela A. Lipsett, MD and Karne B. Domino, MD, MPH

Choose the most appropriate intravenous fluid for elective surgical patients; list the benefits of a goal-directed fluid strategy; assess data provided by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Closed Claims Project; recognize trends in the types of claims made against anesthesiologists in recent years; use sentinel events identified by the ASA Closed Claims Project to reduce adverse outcomes in daily practice.

Pediatric Care: The Formerly Premature Child/Asthma Claire M. Brett, MD and Linda J. Mason, MD

Outline the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia; describe how brain development of the formerly premature patient affects management of anesthesia; explain how the physiology of the pediatric lung affects therapeutic goals; perform a focused preoperative evaluation of the pediatric patient with asthma; choose appropriate medications for induction and maintenance of anesthesia for the pediatric patient with asthma.

Anesthetic Care of the Surgical Patient Joseph M. Neal, MD and Anthony N. Passannante, MD

Select techniques that optimize the success of upper extremity RA; list the risks and benefits of common adjuvants to local anesthetic agents; minimize the risks associated with RA; choose an appropriate hemoglobin level as a trigger for intraoperative transfusions; effectively use massive transfusion protocols to maximize survival in actively bleeding trauma patients.

Anesthesia for Obstetric Patients Lydia S. Grondin, MD and Kimberly S. Robbins, MD

Identify anatomic, physiologic, and developmental differences in children that affect management of trauma; Evaluate and treat blunt abdominal trauma using operative and nonoperative management; Recognize signs of possible nonaccidental trauma or child abuse; Cite physiologic changes that alter critical care management of pregnant women; Prevent morbidity and mortality due to common conditions in pregnant women.

Essential in Neuroanesthesia Deepak Sharma, MD

Discuss the concept of cerebral autoregulation and the factors that affect it; recommend strategies to prevent and treat increased intracranial pressure; elaborate on the factors that affect the choice of a neuroanesthetic agent; use appropriate intraoperative monitoring to avoid complications of neurosurgery; manage and prevent complications of subarachnoid hemorrhage due to ruptured intracranial aneurysm.

Challenges in Pediatric Ambulatory Medicine Linda J. Mason, MD

List the risks of anesthetizing a child with an upper respiratory infection (URI) and instances when postponing the surgery is appropriate; safely provide anesthesia for the child with a URI; explain the pathophysiology of sleep apnea in children and the methods of diagnosis; modify premedication and pain medication doses for children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome; determine whether a child is too young for outpatient surgery.

Airway / Pulmonary Concerns Colville H.B. Ferdinand, MD and David W. Grosshans, DO

Adhere to principles of airway management in the trauma patient; anticipate complications associated with surgical airways; list the different mechanisms of airway trauma and the associated injuries; distinguish among the 5 classes of pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH); consider the use of inhaled pulmonary vasodilators in patients with PAH.

Anesthetic Management: Airway and Heart Adam P. Brown, MD and Anahat K. Dhillon, MD

Describe the patterns of spinal injury and how they affect the airway; cite evidence comparing the safety of different airway management techniques for the injured spine; define postcardiac arrest syndrome; explain the mechanism of action and possible side effects of therapeutic hypothermia; anticipate and treat postcardiac arrest syndrome and prevent recurrent cardiac arrest.

Perioperative Fluid Management/ ASA Closed Claims Project Pamela A. Lipsett, MD and Karne B. Domino, MD, MPH

Choose the most appropriate intravenous fluid for elective surgical patients; list the benefits of a goal-directed fluid strategy; assess data provided by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Closed Claims Project; recognize trends in the types of claims made against anesthesiologists in recent years; use sentinel events identified by the ASA Closed Claims Project to reduce adverse outcomes in daily practice.

Perioperative Management of Traumatic Brain Injury Donald S. Prough, MD

Explain the mechanisms of secondary injury in TBI; use appropriate blood pressure support during anesthesia maintenance for patients with TBI; discuss the principles of optimal fluid management in patients with TBI; outline the current recommendations for monitoring of intracranial pressure after TBI; weigh the advantages and disadvantages of various management techniques available in the intensive care unit for the support of patients with TBI.

Extraglottic Airway Devices/Ophthalmic Anesthesia Richard E. Galgon, MD, MS and Michael S. Lee, MD

Outline the advantages of first-generation EGAs; implement techniques to improve the success of EGAs; recognize and treat central nervous system toxicity (brainstem anesthesia) after a periocular injection; manage postoperative diplopia; list the possible causes of postoperative vision loss.

Pediatric Care: The Formerly Premature Child/Asthma Claire M. Brett, MD and Linda J. Mason, MD

Outline the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia; describe how brain development of the formerly premature patient affects management of anesthesia; explain how the physiology of the pediatric lung affects therapeutic goals; perform a focused preoperative evaluation of the pediatric patient with asthma; choose appropriate medications for induction and maintenance of anesthesia for the pediatric patient with asthma.

Anesthetic Care of the Surgical Patient Joseph M. Neal, MD and Anthony N. Passannante, MD

Select techniques that optimize the success of upper extremity RA; list the risks and benefits of common adjuvants to local anesthetic agents; minimize the risks associated with RA; choose an appropriate hemoglobin level as a trigger for intraoperative transfusions; effectively use massive transfusion protocols to maximize survival in actively bleeding trauma patients.

Anesthesia for Obstetric Patients Lydia S. Grondin, MD and Kimberly S. Robbins, MD

Identify anatomic, physiologic, and developmental differences in children that affect management of trauma; Evaluate and treat blunt abdominal trauma using operative and nonoperative management; Recognize signs of possible nonaccidental trauma or child abuse; Cite physiologic changes that alter critical care management of pregnant women; Prevent morbidity and mortality due to common conditions in pregnant women.

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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 55 (Code Number 1027315; Expiration Date 12/31/14) and for a maximum of 24 CE credits for Volume 54 (Code Number 1025902; Expiration Date 12/31/13) and 24 CE credits for Volume 53 (Code Number 33415; Expiration Date 12/31/12). CRNAs may earn 1 credit per issue of AD Anesthesiology in Volume 55 from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014 and in Volume 54 from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013. NOTE: Audio-Digest Anesthesiology programs from 2010 and 2011 (Volumes 52 and 53) have expired and are not eligible for CE credit.  

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

 

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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