Track: Fundamentals of Anesthesiology


ACE 2020 – Issue 17 A & B—Available for preorder!

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. Part A will be available in April 2020. Part B will be available in October 2020.

Deadlines to claim credit: Part A: 04/30/2021; Part B: 10/31/2021

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SEE 2020 – Volume 36 A & B

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. Part A is available now. Part B will be available in July 2020.

Deadlines to claim credit: Part A: 01/31/2021; Part B: 07/31/2021

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Journal CME - 2019 September

Read the article by Murphy and Szokol entitled “Intraoperative Methadone in Surgical Patients: A Review of Clinical Investigations.” 

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 pharmacologic characteristics of methadone
  • Discuss perioperative outcomes
  • Identify patient attributes that require methadone dose adjustment

Expiration Date: 8/12/2022

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ACE 2019 - Issue 16 A & B

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.

Deadline to claim credit: Part A: 04/30/2020; Part B: 10/31/2020

List Price: $830.00 USD
Member Price: $360.00 USD

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Journal CME - 2019 July

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

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Journal CME - 2019 June

Read the article by Guglielminotti et al. entitled “Adverse Events and Factors Associated with Potentially Avoidable Use of General Anesthesia in Cesarean Deliveries.”

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 what is classified as an avoidable use of general anesthesia for cesarean delivery
  • Identify the patient- and hospital related factors associated with the risk of avoidable general anesthesia for cesarean delivery
  • Discuss the potential complications of general anesthesia for cesarean delivery

Target Audience: All members of the anesthesia care team.

Expiration Date: 4/15/2022


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Journal CME - 2019 April

Topics:
  • Incidence, Severity, and Detection of Blood Pressure Perturbations after Abdominal Surgery: A Prospective Blinded Observational Study
  • Electromagnetic Interference with Protocolized Electrosurgery Dispersive Electrode Positioning in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

Expiration Date: 3/11/2022

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Journal CME - 2019 February

Topics:
  • Article 1: Outcomes of Patients Presenting with Mild Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Insights from the LUNG SAFE Study.
  • Article 2:  Quadratus Lumborum Block: Anatomical Concepts, Mechanisms, and Techniques.

Expiration Date: 1/14/2022

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Patient Safety Highlights 2018 - Ellison C. Pierce Lecture: Sharpening the Vision to Do No Harm

This 2018 E. C. Pierce Patient Safety Memorial Lecture will sharpen Dr. Pierce’s vision by looking at the relationship between zero-defects and source inspection. The lecture will consider novel ways that all members of our community can work together to make Dr. Pierce’s vision a reality.

Expiration Date: 02/07/2022

List Price: $33.00
Member Price: $16.50

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Patient Safety Highlights 2018 - Addressing Medication Harm Head On: Best Medication Safety Practices

Medication errors in anesthesia practice have long afflicted our specialty. Examine practical ways to make tools more effective and improvement-focused. Review best practices and case studies of delivering medication error free anesthesia and assess local vulnerabilities and system solutions.

Expiration Date: 02/07/2022

List Price: $33.00
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Using Cognitive Aids in Anesthesia 2019

Cognitive aids, sometimes referred to as “checklists,” are designed to bridge knowledge gaps and enhance your cognition in anesthesia crises. This online course will equip every member of the care team with a deep understanding of the benefits of using cognitive aids in clinical anesthesia.

Expiration Date: 02/28/2022

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Member Price: $22.00

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SEE 2019 - Volume 35 A & B Electronic

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.

Expiration Date: Part A 01/31/2020, Part B 07/31/2020

List Price: $830.00 USD
Member Price: $360.00 USD

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SEE 2019 - Volume 35 A & B Booklet

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.

Expiration Date: Part A 01/31/2020, Part B 07/31/2020

List Price: $830.00 USD
Member Price: $360.00 USD

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Journal CME - 2019 January

Total Intravenous Anesthesia versus Inhalation Anesthesia for Breast Cancer Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Expiration Date: 12/10/2021

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The Continued Need for Neuromuscular Block Monitoring: A Journey to Improve Patient Safety and Patient Outcomes

Learn how to improve clinician knowledge and competence and have a positive impact on better understanding the mechanism of action during the reversal of neuromuscular blockade. This course fulfills MOCA 2.0® Part 2 and 4 activity points; earn up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with this complimentary course.

Expiration Date: 12/10/2020

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Journal CME - 2018 December 

Intraoperative lung-protective ventilation has been recommended to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications after abdominal surgery. Although the protective role of a more physiologic tidal volume has been established, the added protection afforded by positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) remains uncertain. The authors hypothesized that a low fixed PEEP might not fit all patients and that an individually titrated PEEP during anesthesia might improve lung function during and after surgery.

Expiration Date: 11/12/2021

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Fundamentals of Patient Safety 2018

Fundamentals of Patient Safety 2018 is an interactive, online CME course covering patient safety principles, reinforced with anesthesia-specific scenarios and examples. Case studies, quizzes and exercises within the course provide ample opportunity to apply patient safety concepts to the practice of anesthesiology. This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for Part 2 : 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, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

NEW FEATURE: Each lesson offers 3 different formats: an interactive presentation, a print version, and an audio version. We recommend accessing the interactive presentation for the best learning experience.

Expiration Date: 09/20/2020

List Price: $160.00 USD
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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

List Price: $540.00 USD
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Anesthesia SimSTAT - Robotic Surgery

This course is designed to improve the knowledge and performance of the practicing physician anesthesiologist who may provide intraoperative care for patients with complex health problems undergoing robotic surgical procedures. In this course, learners will practice the management of a patient undergoing robotic intra-abdominal surgery requiring effective differential diagnoses, rescue from unstable clinical conditions, resuscitation, frequent reassessment, and other emergent interventions using our innovative, screen-based simulation system in an interactive, realistic manner.

Expiration Date: 07/11/2021

List Price: $350.00 USD
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Anesthesia SimSTAT - Trauma, Appendectomy, and Robotic Surgery

For the first time, practicing physicians can participate in high-fidelity simulation scenarios within a realistic, interactive gaming environment. This training helps improve performance in the management of anesthesia emergencies and fulfills continuing medical education and MOCA 2.0® Part 4 requirements. This package includes the first three courses in the Anesthesia SimSTAT series – Trauma, Appendectomy, and Robotic Surgery.

Expiration Date: 07/11/2021

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Journal CME – 2018 August

A ß-LACTAM allergy is the most common suspected inhospital drug allergy, with an incidence of 5 to 17% in hospitalized patients and up to 35% in the surgical population at the preoperative assessment clinic.1–5 Thus, the team in the operating theater will be confronted with these patients when perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis is needed. Frequently, the consequence of a presumed ß-lactam allergy is that all ß-lactam antibiotics are avoided, because of the possibility of cross-reactivity, and an alternative antibiotic, e.g., clindamycin, vancomycin, or ciprofloxacin, is prescribed. This may be a short-term risk-avoiding strategy during surgery, but the long-term consequences are overuse of these agents and an increase in serious hospital infections by pathogens such as Clostridium difficile and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, with an accompanied rise in healthcare use and costs. In fact, the overuse of non–ß-lactam antibiotics because of reported penicillin allergy has been labeled a public health problem.6–8 In this review, we provide an evidencebased and practical approach to patients with presumed ß-lactam allergy admitted to the operating theater and give guidance on the selection of alternative antibiotics based on cross-reactivity patterns.

Expiration Date: 07/16/2021

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Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Ellison C. Pierce Lecture: Anesthesia Patient Safety: Closing the Gap Between Perception and Reality

What started with a vision that “no patient shall be harmed by anesthesia” quickly became what is now the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation. Join us for a review of patient safety initiatives and discover the steps necessary to reduce adverse events in the perioperative period. Strategies for closing the gap between the perception of safety and the reality that much remains to be accomplished will also be discussed.

Expiration Date: 01/11/2021

List Price: $30.00 USD
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Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Medical Errors: Unavoidable?

Medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in USA. Most often the death certificate does not reflect this fact. Are there simple things that can be done to decrease the unacceptable rate of unacceptable events?

Expiration Date: 01/11/2021

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Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Hand Hygiene, OR Attire, OR Traffic: What is the Data and Can We Make a Difference?

The current prevalence of HCAIs and SSI are major public health concerns. Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) increase morbidity and mortality, pain, cost, and duration of stay. Sepsis following surgical injury remains a growing and worrisome problem following both emergent and elective surgery. Anesthesia providers play a central role in several key process measures, including timely and appropriate administration of prophylactic antibiotics and maintenance of core normothermia. Patient contact and healthcare provider attire and hand contact can be important sources of intraoperative bacterial transmission events associated with postoperative infection development. Despite progress in recent years in the surgical management of patients (ie., ERAS programs), postoperative complications are frequent. The use and knowledge of the literature is important for awareness of current findings and implementation of advances in surgical infection and patient well-being.

Expiration Date: 01/11/2021

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2017 Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology - May 2018 - Occupational Infections: Risks for the Anesthesiologist

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: 05/14/2021

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2017 Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology - October - My Laryngoscopy Failed — What Now?

Airway management is our specialty's defining technical skill, but its practice is largely unchanged for the past 70 years. Failed direct laryngoscopy is common, often unanticipated and repeated attempts are unlikely to produce different outcomes. Can newer techniques and management strategies provide safer patient care? We will explore some of the strategies and techniques appropriate to this situation and measures appropriate to prevent a recurrence.

Expiration Date: 10/23/2020

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2017 Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology - April 2018 - Lung Isolation: Clinical Challenges and Strategies for Success

This refresher course will focus in depth on the clinical challenge of providing lung isolation (= lung separation) for cases requiring one-lung anesthesia. It will begin with a conceptual framework and emphasize relevant anatomy, techniques, and devices used to reliably achieve lung isolation. (Ventilation will not be covered.)

Expiration Date: 04/16/2021

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2016 Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology - 2016 Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology - April 2017 - Hazards of the Anesthesia Workstation

As a result of completing this activity, the participant should be able to: Discuss critical incidents and adverse outcomes associated with the use of anesthesia workstations; describe strategies to prevent workstation problems; list the advantages and limitations of automated pre-use checkouts; differentiate fresh gas decoupling circuits from the traditional circle breathing system and describe potential complications associated with their use.

Expiration Date: 04/24/2020

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2016 Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology - May 2017 - Perioperative Ventilatory Management: Strategies for Preventing Postoperative Pulmonary Complications

As a result of completing this activity, the participant should be able to: List a minimum of five criteria that are associated with an increase in postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs); Describe two intraoperative ventilatory changes that may decrease your patient’s risk for PPCs; Compare and contrast a perioperative ventilatory strategy employing lung protective settings to one that that uses higher tidal volumes.

Expiration Date: 05/22/2020

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Anesthesia SimSTAT - Appendectomy

Test how well you manage a patient presenting for acute appendicitis undergoing a laparoscopic appendectomy through ASA and CAE Healthcare’s virtual O.R. and receive instant performance feedback and scoring. This course is designed to improve the knowledge and performance of the practicing anesthesiologist who may provide intraoperative care for patients with an acute abdominal process undergoing laparoscopic surgery through an innovative, screen-based simulation modality. This course will provide the opportunity for learners to practice the management of a patient with an acute abdominal process requiring resuscitation, frequent reassessment, and other emergent interventions in an interactive, realistic manner.

Expiration Date: 04/19/2021

List Price: $350.00 USD
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Medication Safety and Drug Errors

Learn how to reduce medication errors and improve patient safety in the operating room. Follow and complete required actions in the medication administration process to change both behavior and processes to eliminate medication errors. This program educates through the use of compelling video and knowledge checks, and is available exclusively online.

Expiration Date: 11/21/2020

List Price: $13.00 USD
Member Price: $7.50 USD

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Anesthesia SimSTAT – Trauma

For the first time, practicing physicians can participate in high-fidelity simulation scenarios within a gaming environment. This training helps improve performance in the management of anesthesia emergencies and fulfills continuing medical education and MOCA 2.0® Part 4 requirements.

Expiration Date: 07/17/2020

List Price: $350.00 USD
Member Price: $250.00 USD

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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 2 Patient Safety. Test your knowledge.

Expiration Date: 01/11/2021

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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

List Price: $384.00 USD
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2016 Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology - Full Subscription

This online program includes 17 edited and peer-reviewed lectures selected from the ASA Refresher Courses presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2015. 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: 07/24/2020

List Price: $430.00 USD
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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

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Journal CME - 2017 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: 11/13/2020

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Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - Full Subscription

13 patient safety sessions recorded at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016

Expiration Date: 01/11/2021

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