Anesthesia for CRNAs - Credits On Demand

Full Course:  10 Class A Credits for CEU / CPD.

Short Course:  5 Class A Credits for CEU / CPD.

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA's)

Series 91-H (CRNA91-H) To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

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Course Topics

Perioperative Management of the Cirrhotic Patient

Assess the perioperative risk factors associated with chronic liver disease; Prevent renal dysfunction in patients with chronic liver disease who require surgery; Use thromboelastography to evaluate coagulation status of a patient with liver disease; Select appropriate induction and anesthetic techniques for patients with liver disease; Employ effective methods for reducing intraoperative blood loss in patients with liver disease.

Managing the Pediatric Airway

Recognize risk factors for perioperative airway-related events in pediatric patients; Modify anesthetic technique to minimize the risk for airway events in pediatric patients; Treat laryngospasm; Select appropriate endotracheal tubes and supraglottic airways for children; Implement procedures to minimize the risk for airwayrelated events in the postanesthesia care unit.

Future Directions in Defibrillator-pacemaker Therapy and Management

Identify CIED using x-ray technology; Cite American Society of Anesthesiology guidelines on performance of CIED interrogation reports; Determine risk for electromagnetic interference associated with CIED; List emergency protocol for CIEDs.; Explain magnet use on CIEDs.

Anesthesia Considerations for Orthopedic Surgery/ Trauma Anesthesia Myths

Consider gastric emptying time when determining the need for orthopedic trauma surgery; Diagnose compartment syndrome in patients with orthopedic trauma; Implement appropriate strategies for peri- and postoperative pain management in orthopedic patients; Manage hemorrhaging in a patient with traumatic coagulopathy; Assess the accuracy of myths associated with trauma anesthesia.


Informed Consent

Identify essential components of written informed consent; Educate patients on the risks and benefits of anesthetic procedures; Assess clinical decision-making capacity of patients; Perform regular evaluations to assess alterations in decision-making capacity; Create tools to improve delivery of information related to informed consent.


Opioid-sparing Techniques/ERAS for Cardiac Procedures

Elaborate on the advantages of multimodal pain therapy; Optimize the use of perioperative adjuvants to provide analgesic effects and reduce use of opioids; Recognize the mechanisms of action, clinical effects, and safety of perioperative adjuvants that reduce the use of narcotic agents; Create and implement guidelines for an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program for cardiac patients; Identify the benefits of implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program for patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

Obstetric Anesthesia/Ambulatory Anesthesia

Use tranexamic acid in the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage; Differentiate between the benefits and drawbacks of dural puncture epidural and combined spinal anesthesia; Identify appropriate candidates for ambulatory surgery and anesthesia; Summarize the impacts of obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, cardiac disease, and age on outcomes of ambulatory surgery and anesthesia; Reduce the risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting following ambulatory surgery.

Optimizing Regional Analgesia/Surgical Site Infections and Preoperative Antibiotics

Optimize the use of adjuvant agents to improve the duration and quality of regional analgesia; Employ newer regional block techniques for acute pain relief in patients undergoing surgery; Provide effective preoperative care to patients with diabetes; Summarize the association between asymptomatic bacteriuria and surgical site infections; Prevent surgical site infections in patients with reported penicillin allergy.

Anesthesia for the Pediatric Outpatient

Stratify pediatric patients for OS according to suitability; Outline procedures appropriate for OS for pediatric patients; Evaluate pediatric patients scheduled for OS preoperatively; Implement anesthesia regimens for pediatric patients undergoing OS and monitor their postoperative status; Recommend appropriate postoperative pain management strategies for pediatric patients and conduct appropriate follow-up consultations.

Anesthesia Awareness/Artificial Intelligence in Anesthesia

Implement strategies for prevention of unintended anesthesia awareness; Treat patients who have posttraumatic stress disorder related to the experience of unintended anesthesia awareness; Identify the scope of AI in the field of anesthesiology; Explain the implications of AI for practicing clinicians; List the techniques used in AI.




  • AudioDigest Anesthesiology Volume 64 – This program has been prior-approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) for 48.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1041527; Expiration Date 12/31/2024
  • AudioDigest Anesthesiology Volume 63 – This program has been prior-approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) for 48.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1040061; Expiration Date 12/31/2023
  • AudioDigest Anesthesiology Volume 62 – This program has been prior-approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) for 48.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1038501; Expiration Date 12/31/2022
  • NOTE: AudioDigest Anesthesiology programs from 2019 (Volume 61) 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 due to features of the AudioDigest testing mechanism. A Learner Assessment/Program Evaluation form must be completed and submitted with each passed test before credit is awarded.
  • CRNAs may earn 1 credit per issue in Volume 64 from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024; Volume 63 from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023; and in Volume 62 from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022.
  • Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



Additional Information

Continuing Medical Education options available:


If you have taken the current Anesthesiology CME Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit our Custom Medical Courses.  There you will find abbreviated listings of additional ANESTHESIA courses available and ANESTHESIA courses that are soon to be released.