Anesthesiology Update - On Demand

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

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Course Topics

COVID-19 in the Operating Room/Noncardiac Patients on Mechanical Support

Establish evidence-based procedures for preoperative evaluation of COVID-19 status; Implement appropriate intraoperative protocols for patients with COVID-19; Elaborate on the different types of cardiac mechanical support devices; Identify appropriate candidates for mechanical cardiac support; Optimize perioperative monitoring and care for patients with mechanical cardiac support devices presenting for surgery.

Trauma Anesthesia in 2022

Explain the goals and strategies of the medical emergency response team; Intubate patients in the field; Perform airway management in the prehospital phase; Optimize prehospital use of regional blockade; List factors that have led to increased expertise with regional block among emergency medical physicians.


The Anesthesia Workstation as a Source of Infection/Patient Access to Perioperative Medical Care

Identify sources of pathogen transmission in the operating room; Recognize the importance of hand hygiene for the prevention of pathogen transmission; Implement strategies to prevent transmission of pathogens in the operating room; Elaborate on the influence of race and socioeconomic status on access to health care; Implement strategies at the organizational and individual levels to reduce health care disparities.

Psychological Safety/Navigating the Shared Airway/Compassion in Health Care

Identify factors that contribute to high performance of health care teams; Optimize health care delivery to patients by implementing methods for building and maintaining a high-functioning work environment; Implement practice principles for performing shared airway procedures, eg, upper endoscopy; Recognize the importance of compassion in the health care setting; Improve health outcomes by adopting a compassionate approach to patient care.

Pediatric Anesthesiology Concerns/Perioperative Renal Dysfunction after Cardiac Surgery

Identify pediatric patients at risk for difficult intubation; Implement algorithms for management of pediatric difficult airways; Elaborate on the physiology of common pediatric congenital heart syndromes; Preoperatively evaluate patients with congenital cardiac anomalies presenting for noncardiac surgery; Recognize risk factors for acute kidney injury following cardiac surgery.

The State of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Predict disease trends based on the effective reproductive number; Counsel patients about the benefits of booster vaccine doses; Reassure parents about the safety of COVID-19 vaccination in children; Select appropriate candidates for antiviral and monoclonal antibody treatments that have shown benefit in the management of COVID-19; Counter unwillingness to receive a vaccine among patients who have had COVID-19.


Please note that this topic is designated for a maximum of .75 hours for CRNAs and 1.5 credit hours for all other professions.

Medicolegal Challenges/Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Follow appropriate procedures for consent to preoperative pregnancy testing in minors; Differentiate between a mature minor and emancipated minor; Select appropriate candidates for transaortic valve replacement (TAVR); Assess risk for stroke among patients undergoing TAVR; Provide appropriate anesthesia care for patients requiring conversion to general anesthesia during TAVR.

Ophthalmic Anesthesia Block Injuries/Pediatric Trauma Anesthesiology

Optimize use of anesthesia in cataract surgery; List the benefits of hyaluronidase in cataract surgery; Identify the signs of hemodynamic instability in children; Choose between cuffed and uncuffed endotracheal tubes in pediatric trauma; List Brain Trauma Foundation recommendations for pediatric severe traumatic brain injury.

Update on Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Pathways

Elaborate on interventions common to ERAS pathways; Apply ERAS principles to urologic surgeries; Implement current guidelines for ERAS pathways for gynecologic surgeries; Recognize indications and contraindications for ERAS pathways for colorectal surgery; Incorporate current evidence-based recommendations for bowel preparation and fluid management for colorectal surgeries.

Fundamentals of Preoperative Evaluation

Use assessment tools to calculate patient risk for postoperative cardiac and pulmonary complications; Differentiate patients whose risk profiles dictate administration of a preoperative stress test from those deemed low risk via clinical assessment; Compare and contrast the effects of ?-blockers, aspirin,, and statins on potential risks for cardiac complications after surgery; Relate a patient?s functional status to their risk for complications after surgery; Implement preoperative strategies to decrease risk of pulmonary complications after surgery.