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 66 (ANES66) Topics Include: Malignant Hyperthermia, Professionalism, Obstetric Anesthesia, Monitoring for Sedation, Improving Skills, 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

Management of Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia

Anis Dizdarevic, MD and Colin J.L. McCartney, MBChB, PhD

Describe the mechanisms and pathophysiology involved in pain after surgery; Summarize the risk factors for the development of chronic postsurgical pain; Utilize preventive modes of therapy; Explain the role of regional anesthesia in enhanced recovery after surgery; Assess current evidence in support of the use of regional anesthesia.

Malpractice Cases/Quality Improvement

Ronald S. Litman, DO and David A. Zvara, MD

Recognize the risks of anesthetizing children with a high apnea-hypopnea index and obesity; Consider a diagnosis of serotonin syndrome in appropriate situations; Identify pitfalls of, and alternatives to, preparation of drugs at the point of service; Compare various definitions of value in health care; Evaluate the benefits of Enhanced Recovery
After Surgery programs.

Vigilance/Trauma

Russell K. McAllister, MD and Justin W. Wilson, MD

Implement measures to reduce the risk for wrong site surgery; Outline key measures to prevent operating room fires; Identify risks for patient falls in operating room; Formulate strategies for the anesthetic management of patients with thoracic trauma; Recognize the clinical role of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.

Permissive Hypotension in the Trauma Patient

Benjamin B. Vacula, MD and J. Clint Tippett, MD

Define permissive hypotension; Compare the risks and benefits of permissive hypotension in trauma patients; Delineate the elements of damage-control resuscitation; Evaluate the current literature addressing permissive hypotension; Describe current resuscitation guidelines.

Advances in Cardiovascular Care

Joel A. Kaplan, MD

Compare outcomes of patients who have undergone stenting with those who have had coronary bypass surgery; Optimize patients with CAD for cardiac and noncardiac surgery; Explain the pharmacodynamics and means of reversal of anticoagulant medications prescribed for patients with CAD; Summarize the advantages of inhalational anesthetics for patients with CAD; Recommend an appropriate antiplatelet medication for a patient with CAD who requires surgery.

Evidence-Based Perioperative Consults

Preeti N. Malani, MD, Dr. Malani, Paul J. Grant, MD and David M. Rothenberg, MD

Evaluate an HIV-infected patient for surgery; Counsel an HIV-infected patient about continuing HAART therapy in the perioperative setting; Select the appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent surgical site infection; Choose the appropriate stress dose for patients on steroids scheduled for surgery; List blood components acceptable for transfusion to Jehovah's Witnesses.

Septic Shock/Environmental Sustainability

Eugene W. Moretti, MD and Brian P. Barrick, MD

Summarize the epidemiology of septic shock; Apply appropriate intervention thresholds for blood pressure and hemoglobin in patients with septic shock; Evaluate the effects of perioperative practices on the environment; Implement changes at the individual practitioner level to decrease the impact of the OR on the environment; Discuss actions that can be taken at the systems level to ensure environmental sustainability.

Challenges in Anesthesia Practice

Bobbie Jean Sweitzer, MD and David A. Zvara, MD

Identify high-risk surgical patients; Consider preoperative interventions that can lower perioperative risk; Explain the impact of age on perioperative risk; Assess peer relations on a departmental level; Incorporate feedback to effect change in professional behavior.

The Pregnant Patient with Coexisting Disease

Katherine W. Arendt, MD and Lisa R. Leffert, MD

Outline the indications for cesarean delivery in patients with cardiac disease; Explain the role of cardiac delivery; Formulate strategies for anesthetizing patients with
cardiac disease undergoing cesarean delivery; Identify the challenges of neuraxial anesthesia in patients with intracranial disease; Choose appropriate techniques for general anesthesia in obstetric patients with intracranial lesions.

Anesthetic Neurotoxicity on the Developing Brain

Jerrold Lerman, MD and Linda J. Mason, MD

Cite evidence linking exposure to anesthetics with the rate of apoptosis in the brain; Assess data from animal models and studies on the effects of exposure to anesthesia during periods of rapid synaptogenesis; Critically evaluate the literature addressing the effects of anesthesia on the developing human brain; Identify gaps in current knowledge about anesthesia-induced neurotoxicity; Provide appropriate information to parents concerned about the potential effects of anesthesia on the
neurodevelopment of their children.

Malpractice Cases/Quality Improvement

Ronald S. Litman, DO and David A. Zvara, MD

Recognize the risks of anesthetizing children with a high apnea-hypopnea index and obesity; Consider a diagnosis of serotonin syndrome in appropriate situations; Identify pitfalls of, and alternatives to, preparation of drugs at the point of service; Compare various definitions of value in health care; Evaluate the benefits of Enhanced Recovery
After Surgery programs.

Permissive Hypotension in the Trauma Patient

Benjamin B. Vacula, MD and J. Clint Tippett, MD

Define permissive hypotension; Compare the risks and benefits of permissive hypotension in trauma patients; Delineate the elements of damage-control resuscitation; Evaluate the current literature addressing permissive hypotension; Describe current resuscitation guidelines.

Evidence-Based Perioperative Consults

Preeti N. Malani, MD, Dr. Malani, Paul J. Grant, MD and David M. Rothenberg, MD

Evaluate an HIV-infected patient for surgery; Counsel an HIV-infected patient about continuing HAART therapy in the perioperative setting; Select the appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent surgical site infection; Choose the appropriate stress dose for patients on steroids scheduled for surgery; List blood components acceptable for transfusion to Jehovah's Witnesses.

Septic Shock/Environmental Sustainability

Eugene W. Moretti, MD and Brian P. Barrick, MD

Summarize the epidemiology of septic shock; Apply appropriate intervention thresholds for blood pressure and hemoglobin in patients with septic shock; Evaluate the effects of perioperative practices on the environment; Implement changes at the individual practitioner level to decrease the impact of the OR on the environment; Discuss actions that can be taken at the systems level to ensure environmental sustainability.

The Pregnant Patient with Coexisting Disease

Katherine W. Arendt, MD and Lisa R. Leffert, MD

Outline the indications for cesarean delivery in patients with cardiac disease; Explain the role of cardiac delivery; Formulate strategies for anesthetizing patients with
cardiac disease undergoing cesarean delivery; Identify the challenges of neuraxial anesthesia in patients with intracranial disease; Choose appropriate techniques for general anesthesia in obstetric patients with intracranial lesions.

Management of Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia

Anis Dizdarevic, MD and Colin J.L. McCartney, MBChB, PhD

Describe the mechanisms and pathophysiology involved in pain after surgery; Summarize the risk factors for the development of chronic postsurgical pain; Utilize preventive modes of therapy; Explain the role of regional anesthesia in enhanced recovery after surgery; Assess current evidence in support of the use of regional anesthesia.

Vigilance/Trauma

Russell K. McAllister, MD and Justin W. Wilson, MD

Implement measures to reduce the risk for wrong site surgery; Outline key measures to prevent operating room fires; Identify risks for patient falls in operating room; Formulate strategies for the anesthetic management of patients with thoracic trauma; Recognize the clinical role of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.

Advances in Cardiovascular Care

Joel A. Kaplan, MD

Compare outcomes of patients who have undergone stenting with those who have had coronary bypass surgery; Optimize patients with CAD for cardiac and noncardiac surgery; Explain the pharmacodynamics and means of reversal of anticoagulant medications prescribed for patients with CAD; Summarize the advantages of inhalational anesthetics for patients with CAD; Recommend an appropriate antiplatelet medication for a patient with CAD who requires surgery.

Challenges in Anesthesia Practice

Bobbie Jean Sweitzer, MD and David A. Zvara, MD

Identify high-risk surgical patients; Consider preoperative interventions that can lower perioperative risk; Explain the impact of age on perioperative risk; Assess peer relations on a departmental level; Incorporate feedback to effect change in professional behavior.

Anesthetic Neurotoxicity on the Developing Brain

Jerrold Lerman, MD and Linda J. Mason, MD

Cite evidence linking exposure to anesthetics with the rate of apoptosis in the brain; Assess data from animal models and studies on the effects of exposure to anesthesia during periods of rapid synaptogenesis; Critically evaluate the literature addressing the effects of anesthesia on the developing human brain; Identify gaps in current knowledge about anesthesia-induced neurotoxicity; Provide appropriate information to parents concerned about the potential effects of anesthesia on the
neurodevelopment of their 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 66 (ANES66) ***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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