Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology / Anaesthesia Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Anesthesiologists (Anaesthesiologists), Subspecialist Physicians, Anesthesia (Anaesthesia) Assistants

Series 74 (ANES74) Topics Include:  PSH Protocols, Distractions in the Operating Room, Cardiopulmonary Complications in Obese Pregnant Patients, Opioid Crisis in the U.S., ECMO, Malignant Hyperthermia, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
ANES74
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
ANES74A, ANES74B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Building a Perioperative Surgical Home

Summarize the rationale for involvement of anesthesiologists in establishing and leading a PSH; Articulate the objectives of the PSH; Differentiate the PSH from enhanced recovery after surgery and describe how the 2 fit together; Identify opportunities for, and barriers to, the establishment of the PSH; Implement standardized, evidence-based PSH protocols.

Updates on Preeclampsia/Regional Anesthesia

List normal developmental milestones for acquisition of language; Dispute common myths about language development; Recognize red flags for abnormal language development; Screen children for ASD using a formal screening tool; Perform developmental surveillance targeted at detecting signs of ASD by 9 mo of age.

Geriatric Inpatient Fracture Service/Tonsillectomy

Provide integrated multidisciplinary treatment to geriatric patients with fractures; Improve the quality of interactions with patients and their families; Decrease complications in geriatric patients with fractures; Manage the risks associated with the use of opioid analgesic drugs in children after tonsillectomy; Minimize the risk for death related to bleeding, airway compromise, and fluid management in children undergoing tonsillectomy.

The Health Care Landscape/Hemostatic Agents

Identify factors driving costs in the current system of health care; Evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of emerging models for reimbursement; Use consolidation and scale to advantageously position a health care organization; List the composition of different types of prothrombin complex concentrates; Recognize the indications for prothrombin complex concentrates.

The Opioid Epidemic/Cardiac Disease in Ophthalmic Surgery

Evaluate the extent of the opioid crisis in the United States; Appropriately prescribe opioid and nonopioid medications for pain control; Identify patients at high cardiovascular risk presenting for ophthalmic surgery; Perform appropriate preoperative evaluation and testing for patient with cardiovascular disease; Modify anesthetic regimens according to specific cardiac pathologies.

Journal Articles/Electronic Distractions in the OR

Cite important recent literature related to the practice of anesthesia; Optimize the management of blood products and blood pressure to minimize the risk for postoperative myocardial infarction; Apply the findings of research on the distracted brain and cognitive load; Summarize the effect of distractions on performance in the operating room; Implement strategies to minimize distractions.

Emergent Airway Management

Optimize conditions for intubation outside the operating room; Optimize the position of the patient for intubation; Implement effective strategies for preoxygenation; Select appropriate devices for visualization of the airway; Strategize for extubation of patients at high risk for reintubation.

Perioperative Antiplatelet Agents/ECMO

Determine appropriate antiplatelet therapy for patients with bare-metal or drug-eluting stents; Assess the risks and benefits of perioperative discontinuation of antiplatelet therapy; Recognize the indications and contraindications for using ECMO; Describe different configurations of ECMO; Adjust ECMO parameters to optimize maintenance and weaning.

Anesthesia for the Morbidly Obese Patient

Use measurements of body mass index and central obesity to gauge risk for perioperative morbidity and mortality; Identify metabolic and physiologic changes that lead to increased risks for obese patients during the perioperative period; Mitigate perioperative risks for obese patients; Optimize anesthetic care for morbidly obese pregnant patients; Minimize the risks of cardiopulmonary complications in obese pregnant patients.

Malignant Hyperthermia/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Recognize risk factors for malignant hyperthermia; Optimize the perioperative care of patients susceptible to malignant hyperthermia; Explain the etiology and pathophysiology of complex regional pain syndrome; Identify patients with complex regional pain syndrome using clinical findings and results of diagnostic testing; Formulate a treatment plan for patients with complex regional pain syndrome.

Building a Perioperative Surgical Home

Summarize the rationale for involvement of anesthesiologists in establishing and leading a PSH; Articulate the objectives of the PSH; Differentiate the PSH from enhanced recovery after surgery and describe how the 2 fit together; Identify opportunities for, and barriers to, the establishment of the PSH; Implement standardized, evidence-based PSH protocols.

Updates on Preeclampsia/Regional Anesthesia

List normal developmental milestones for acquisition of language; Dispute common myths about language development; Recognize red flags for abnormal language development; Screen children for ASD using a formal screening tool; Perform developmental surveillance targeted at detecting signs of ASD by 9 mo of age.

The Health Care Landscape/Hemostatic Agents

Identify factors driving costs in the current system of health care; Evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of emerging models for reimbursement; Use consolidation and scale to advantageously position a health care organization; List the composition of different types of prothrombin complex concentrates; Recognize the indications for prothrombin complex concentrates.

Journal Articles/Electronic Distractions in the OR

Cite important recent literature related to the practice of anesthesia; Optimize the management of blood products and blood pressure to minimize the risk for postoperative myocardial infarction; Apply the findings of research on the distracted brain and cognitive load; Summarize the effect of distractions on performance in the operating room; Implement strategies to minimize distractions.

Anesthesia for the Morbidly Obese Patient

Use measurements of body mass index and central obesity to gauge risk for perioperative morbidity and mortality; Identify metabolic and physiologic changes that lead to increased risks for obese patients during the perioperative period; Mitigate perioperative risks for obese patients; Optimize anesthetic care for morbidly obese pregnant patients; Minimize the risks of cardiopulmonary complications in obese pregnant patients.

Geriatric Inpatient Fracture Service/Tonsillectomy

Provide integrated multidisciplinary treatment to geriatric patients with fractures; Improve the quality of interactions with patients and their families; Decrease complications in geriatric patients with fractures; Manage the risks associated with the use of opioid analgesic drugs in children after tonsillectomy; Minimize the risk for death related to bleeding, airway compromise, and fluid management in children undergoing tonsillectomy.

The Opioid Epidemic/Cardiac Disease in Ophthalmic Surgery

Evaluate the extent of the opioid crisis in the United States; Appropriately prescribe opioid and nonopioid medications for pain control; Identify patients at high cardiovascular risk presenting for ophthalmic surgery; Perform appropriate preoperative evaluation and testing for patient with cardiovascular disease; Modify anesthetic regimens according to specific cardiac pathologies.

Emergent Airway Management

Optimize conditions for intubation outside the operating room; Optimize the position of the patient for intubation; Implement effective strategies for preoxygenation; Select appropriate devices for visualization of the airway; Strategize for extubation of patients at high risk for reintubation.

Perioperative Antiplatelet Agents/ECMO

Determine appropriate antiplatelet therapy for patients with bare-metal or drug-eluting stents; Assess the risks and benefits of perioperative discontinuation of antiplatelet therapy; Recognize the indications and contraindications for using ECMO; Describe different configurations of ECMO; Adjust ECMO parameters to optimize maintenance and weaning.

Malignant Hyperthermia/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Recognize risk factors for malignant hyperthermia; Optimize the perioperative care of patients susceptible to malignant hyperthermia; Explain the etiology and pathophysiology of complex regional pain syndrome; Identify patients with complex regional pain syndrome using clinical findings and results of diagnostic testing; Formulate a treatment plan for patients with complex regional pain syndrome.

Additional Information

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs):

 

Please see this page to order a course if your profession is CRNA:  ANESTHESIA FOR CRNA'S

 

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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