Track: Ambulatory Anesthesia
Put your anesthesiology knowledge to the test with this ASA best-seller. Challenge your knowledge of the fundamentals in anesthesia, including subspecialty content tailored to the generalist. The ACE program will keep you current with clinical and professional guidelines, as well as help in meeting your commitment to lifelong learning. ACE is a great learning resource for physician anesthesiologists, anesthesiology residents and members of the anesthesia care team.
Translate emerging anesthesia knowledge into your daily practice with SEE. Assess your grasp of emerging anesthesia concepts with content aggregated from more than 30 international medical journals with SEE. Receive the most important content on subjects ranging from clinical anesthesia, critical care, and pain management. Stay abreast of the development of new drugs and techniques that are both relevant to your current practice and will shape your future practice.
Neuromuscular Blockade in the Ambulatory Setting: Safe Practices
Explore clinical applications and business benefits of neuromuscular blockade reversal agents in an ambulatory surgery center.
This complimentary e-learning program addresses patient best practices as well as ways to make business operations more efficient. Find out how low you can dose, how to treat elderly patients in an outpatient setting, the economic considerations of neuromuscular blockade reversal agents and more.
By taking this course, you will become able to:
- Identify the economic considerations of neuromuscular blockade and reversal in the ambulatory setting.
- Explain neuromuscular blockade safety from an ASC medical director's perspective.
- Identify risks associated with geriatric patients and neuromuscular blockade in the ambulatory setting.
- Describe an ambulatory setting in terms of types of procedures, patients, staff and a typical day.
- Determine the correct patient-specific dosage in the ambulatory setting.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck.
Target Audience: physician anesthesiologists, anesthesiologist assistants, CRNAs, ambulatory and OR care team members
Credit Information: 2 CME and 4 MOCA Part 4 credits
Expiration Date: 12/2/2021
2018 Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology - June 2019 - Management of Ambulatory Patients With Sleep Apnea: Application of Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine Guidelines
This online activity educates readers on current developments in the science and clinical practice of anesthesiology.
Successful completion of this activity will enable you to:
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of a propofol total intravenous infusion in children
- Implement the specific infusion dose based on a child’s age and weight
- Recognize the dosing adjustments that are necessary when multiple drugs are administered to children
Expiration Date: 6/17/2022
Patient Safety Highlights 2018 - Safety in Office-Based Anesthesia
This panel focuses on safety in office based surgery. A look at the history of OBA safety and current state will be followed by plans to improve safety going forward. New procedures coming to office based surgery will be identified and responses to common emergencies in OBA will be discussed.
Expiration Date: 02/07/2022
2018 Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology - Full Subscription
2018 Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology (RCA) - The latest research and educational findings THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE - NO HARDCOPY BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE. This online program includes 15 edited and peer-reviewed lectures selected from the ASA Refresher Courses presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017. Each module contains the author’s manuscript, a pre-test and post-test. Plus, select modules contain author interviews in a podcast format. Receive immediate access to the first three modules, plus the monthly-released module, when you purchase the full subscription! Credit Information: 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for the full subscription. 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for each module.
Expiration Date: 7/22/2022
2017 RCA - February 2018 - Pediatric Patient Selection for Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Most routine pediatric surgical procedures are considered appropriate for ambulatory surgery. However, certain patient/procedure combinations may not be suitable for freestanding ASCs where prolonged recovery or the frequent need for overnight observation may be encountered. Examples such as the obese child with severe OSA, the very young infant with history of prematurity or the child with moderately severe asthma will be discussed. A workable preoperative screening process including education of surgeons will be presented.
Expiration Date: 02/19/2021
Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Outpatient Total Knee Arthroplasty: How Do We Get There?
The current fiscal climate of value-based decision-making and shared risks and payment has increased the number of surgical procedures performed in an outpatient setting. For success, it is necessary to implement protocols that improve functional outcomes, enhance recovery and reduce the need for hospitalization. The use of evidence-based clinical pathways improves outcomes and the patient experience. The purpose of this lecture is to examine the perioperative considerations required for performing total knee arthroplasty on an outpatient basis.
Expiration Date: 01/11/2021
Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Pediatric ASC Challenges
This panel will address three challenging issues that may face anesthesiologists working with children in a free-standing ambulatory surgery center (ASC). Addressed will be an explanation of the new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) minimal age criteria for scheduling infants at an ASC; the integration of trained nurses in the preoperative evaluation of pediatric patients; and the use of post-anesthesia discharge systems in children.
Expiration Date: 01/11/2021
Drug Errors in Anesthesia
Administration of potent anesthetic drugs with small intrinsic margins between effective doses and overdose requires constant vigilance. Anesthesiologists are acutely aware of the numerous claims related to drug errors included in the ASA Closed Claims Database and are familiar with the lexicon that classifies mechanisms of drug errors. Therefore, anesthesiologists know that the most common distinct mechanisms of error are substitution, insertion, and incorrect dose. They also must recognize that an incorrect dose is most likely to produce serious or even fatal consequences. Physicians need to regularly review the OR procedures to ensure safe drug use, and be alerted to the change before the drugs are provided and stocked in the OR.
Expiration Date: 3/6/2023
Difficult Airway Algorithm
Failed airway management is a major contributor to patient morbidity and mortality, and inadequate planning and judgment contribute to patient harm. This online course will walk you through steps for managing an unanticipated difficult airway to ensure you’re prepared for any situation.
After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:
• Conduct a preoperative airway assessment of the patient
• Identify features of the exam correlated with a possible difficult airway
• Pinpoint strategies for airway management in the anatomically difficult airway
Expiration Date: 7/13/2023
Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Full Subscription
Learn from some of the outstanding sessions presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 selected to help fulfill MOCA 2.0® Part 2Patient Safety. Test your knowledge.
Expiration Date: 01/11/2021
2017 Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology - Full Subscription
This online program includes 16 edited and peer-reviewed lectures selected from the ASA Refresher Courses presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016. Each module contains the author’s manuscript, a pre-test and post-test. Plus, select modules contain author interviews in a podcast format.
Expiration Date: 07/16/2021
Journal CME - 2018 Full Subscription
ASA’s journal, Anesthesiology, offers a CME program linked to its articles. The Anesthesiology CME Editors choose an article out of each month’s journal and write thought-provoking questions (six each month) associated with that article. The article, learning objectives, and an explanation of the program appear each month in the printed journal. By subscribing to the program and answering questions online, the user can receive up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per issue.
Expiration Date: 11/12/2021