Perioperative Management

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Full Course:  18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 04/01/22)

Course(s) are appropriate for: This activity is intended for anesthesiologists, internal medicine specialists, hospitalists, surgeons, family practitioners, nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

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This CME program from Johns Hopkins — the leader in perioperative medicine — focuses on current and concise knowledge to improve patient outcomes through preoperative evaluation, intraoperative management, and postoperative care. Perioperative Management includes case-based lectures on topics like cardiac and pulmonary risk assessment, perioperative renal dysfunction, pain management, management of diabetes and hyperglycemia, and more. It will also help you to better:
  • Illustrate effective management of bleeding and thrombotic risks in surgical patients
  • Identify strategies for controlling postoperative pain and reducing opioid dependency
  • Outline ways to prevent, diagnose and treat common infections that complicate surgical procedures
  • Discuss multi-disciplinary approaches to minimize complications and improve patient outcomes
This course is strictly ONLINE with no download – an internet connection is critical in order to do this course.  Do not complete testing prior to the end of your chosen date period or your dates will be adjusted.

Series 1 (POM1)

To view topic outline of the full course, see below:

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Course Topics

Perioperative Cardiac Risk Assessment and Testing

Perioperative Myocardial Ischemia and Stroke: Mechanisms and Management Strategies

Perioperative Management of Patients with Cardiomyopathy

Preoperative Evaluation: Optimized, Not Cleared

Perioperative Management of Patients on Anti-Platelet Therapy

Perioperative Management of Patients with Warfarin and Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs)

Preoperative Evaluation and Management of the Patient with Heart Failure

Controversies in the Management of Perioperative Hypotension

Evidence-Based Preoperative Testing

Controversies in the Preoperative Management of Prescription Medications, Herbals, and Supplements

Perioperative Risks and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension

Management of Perioperative Anemia, Transfusion, and Bleeding

Preoperative Pulmonary Risk Assessment and Testing

Solutions to Burnout I: The Surprising Science of Gratitude

Solutions to Burnout II: Relationship Resilience

Solutions to Burnout III: Coping with Change and Hope as a Muscle

Prevention and Treatment Surgical Wound Infections

Perioperative Management of the Patient with a Pacemaker or ICD

Management of the Patient with Aortic Stenosis for Noncardiac Surgery

"It's Only a Sedation..." Strategies to Prevent and Manage Adverse Outcomes

Managing Common Perioperative Problems Using Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

Managing the Hazards of Perioperative Care Transfer: The Handoff

Perioperative Respiratory Insufficiency: Mechanisms and Management

Perioperative Management of Diabetes and Hyperglycemia

Perioperative Renal Dysfunction

Acute Pain Management: The Case for Multimodal Therapy

Preventing, Identifying, and Managing Common Healthcare Associated Infections

Opioid Addiction - The Role of Perioperative Clinicians in Prevention and Treatment

Perioperative Fluid Management

Perioperative Glucose Management in the Brittle Diabetic

Perioperative Management of Chronic Steroids and Other Immunosuppressant Drugs

Pain Management in the Opioid-Tolerant Patient: A Case-Based Discussion

Prehabilitation of the Frail Patient for Elective Surgery

Perioperative Management of the Patient with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Perioperative Management of Hepatic Dysfunction

Perioperative DVT and Pulmonary Embolism

Post-Operative Delirium: Prevention and Treatment

Identifying and Managing Risks in Ambulatory Surgery Patients

Improving Perioperative Quality and Safety Through System and Culture Change

Programs to Enhance Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

Creating and Managing a Preoperative Evaluation Center

Managing End of Life Issues in Surgical Patients

Perioperative Management of the Patient with Dementia

Diagnosis and Management of Postoperative Alcohol Withdrawal

A Practical Approach to Measuring and Improving Safety and Teamwork Culture

Improving the Quality of Sepsis Care

Medico-Legal Liability in Perioperative Medicine: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Course Objectives

Aftre completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
  • Describe current guidelines for preoperative cardiac and pulmonary risk assessment and list several ways to predict and prevent cardiac and pulmonary complications using preoperative testing and intraoperative and postoperative interventions.
  • Describe bleeding and thrombotic risks in surgical patients and list several strategies to reduce complications through evidence-based use of blood conservation methods, transfusion, coagulation testing, anticoagulant reversal agents, and/or management of anti-thrombotic drug therapies.
  • Describe strategies to control acute postoperative pain using multimodal analgesia and reduce risk for chronic opioid dependency.
  • Recognize how to prevent, diagnose, and treat common healthcare associated infections that complicate surgical procedures.
  • Describe the perioperative complications associated with diabetes, renal insufficiency, delirium, and frailty, and list management strategies to optimize outcomes in patients with these medical conditions.
  • Recognize the impact of structural and cultural factors related to the healthcare system (e.g., provider stress, safety culture, communication strategies) on the safety and quality of healthcare delivery, and describe the potential of various multi-disciplinary programs (e.g., enhanced recovery after surgery, perioperative surgical home, CUSP) to improve health outcomes.


The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Date of Original Release: April 1, 2019
Date Credits Expire: April 1, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete: 18.50 hours
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 18.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
American Board of Surgery (ABS)
This activity meets the requirements for CME and self-assessment credit toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.
Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA)
Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.
This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
Method of Participation
A certificate of credit will be provided after successful completion of the activity evaluation and post-test. A minimum passing rate of at least 70%, within three attempts is needed. **A $45 processing fee is required before taking the online post-test. Instructions will be provided in the electronic syllabus. Registrations for credit will not be accepted after the expiration date of the activity.
Policy on Speaker and Provider Disclosure
It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the speaker and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies that will identify and resolve conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education.
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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education
Turner 20/720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21205-2195
Reviewed & Approved by:
General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/1/03)
(Updated 4/09 and 3/14)

Additional Information


Available online, Johns Hopkins’ Perioperative Management provides a maximum of 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and 18.50 ABIM MOC points. Get access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.


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