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 67 (ANES67) Topics Include: NORA Service Pre- and Post-Operative challenges, Sleep Apnea, Infection Control, Obesity, 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

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.

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.

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 67 (ANES67) ***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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