Track: Professional Issues


Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Decreasing Disruptive Behavior for Better Patient Outcomes

Three cases involving alleged disruptive and inappropriate behavior will be discussed. The first case involves an assertive female anesthesiologist who is reported for disruptive behavior towards surgeons and nursing staff. The second case involves violent and disruptive behavior by a surgeon that affects patient care. The third case involves misinterpretation of standard preoperative questions and procedures by a patient's companion that results in a formal complaint against an anesthesiologist for disrespect and inappropriate conduct. Early identification of disruptive behaviors, the harm they cause, how this affects patient outcomes, methods of rectifying these behaviors, and the legal implications of these actions will be discussed in an open case forum.

Expiration Date: 01/11/2021

List Price: $30.00 USD
Member Price: $15.00 USD

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2017 Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology - December - Safety Updates from the Anesthesia Closed Claims Project

This refresher course reports current findings from the Anesthesia Closed Claims Project and reviews recent papers including difficult intubation, respiratory depression associated with acute pain management, management of unexpected hemorrhage, and safety concerns in non-operating room anesthesia. Current practice guidelines and communication and systems changes to improve perioperative patient safety will also be discussed.

Expiration Date: 12/18/2020

List Price: $86.00 USD
Member Price: $43.00 USD

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Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - Safety Updates from the Anesthesia Closed Claims Project

This refresher course reports current findings from the Anesthesia Closed Claims Project and reviews recent papers including difficult intubation, respiratory depression associated with acute pain management, management of unexpected hemorrhage and safety concerns in non-operating room anesthesia. Current practice guidelines and communication and systems changes to improve perioperative patient safety will also be discussed.

Expiration Date: 02/26/2020

List Price: $26.00 USD
Member Price: $13.00 USD

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Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - Theory, Practice, and Results of the U.S. and Australia/New Zealand Incident Reporting Systems

In this session, Patrick Guffey, the chair of the AQI's national incident reporting system and Alan Merry, Councilor of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, world renowned expert in patient safety, and architect of the Australian / New Zealand Incident Reporting System will describe the theory and practice of anesthesia incident reporting. We will review the latest results from the systems, describe emerging trends and review real examples of how you can improve your practice based on our results.

Expiration Date: 02/26/2020

List Price: $26.00 USD
Member Price: $13.00 USD

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Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - Distracted Doctoring in the Operating Room: Absence of Evidence is Not Evidence of Absence

The panel will discuss the prevalence of policies regulating electronic device use in the operating room for non-patient care activities, summarize the evidence linking electronic distractions to patient safety in the operating room and explore the potential medicolegal consequences of allowing electronic distractions during provision of anesthesia care.

Expiration Date: 02/26/2020

List Price: $26.00 USD
Member Price: $13.00 USD

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2016 Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology - Full Subscription (RCA) - The latest research and educational findings

This newly designed 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
Member Price: $215.00 USD

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Patient Safety Highlights 2015 - Situational Awareness, Crisis Management and Patient Safety in Anesthesia Practice

Situational awareness (SA) is perception of elements in the environment, comprehension of that information, and ability to project future events. Accurate SA is essential for providing safe care of patients. Understanding SA’s effects on decision-making and teamwork is crucial for patient safety. SA errors contributed to a large proportion of successful claims in Closed Claims cases, illustrating the crucial role of SA in anesthesia. These claims were more likely to result in payment than non-SA error claims. This course will discuss the concept of SA in anesthesia practice and will include a discussion of how SA affects teamwork among anesthesia providers and the operating room team. Different approaches to SA assessment, factors contributing to expertise in developing enhanced SA, and recognition of errors that occur during the development of SA will be discussed. This lecture presents strategies to improve SA during daily anesthesia practice that may help improve patient safety.

Expiration Date: 11/17/2018

List Price: $22.00 USD
Member Price: $12.00 USD

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Patient Safety Highlights 2015 - Tired of Not Being Taken Seriously? How Professionalism Affects Your Daily Work Life

Professionalism issues affect everything we do in the perioperative period. This lecture will highlight how lapses in professionalism may harm our patients and our own physical and mental health.

Expiration Date: 11/17/2018

List Price: $22.00 USD
Member Price: $12.00 USD

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Patient Safety Highlights 2015 - A Fatigued Physician is an Impaired Physician! There Must Be Rules To Protect Our Patients

One speaker will review the science of sleep deprivation as it applies to functional impairment, arguing that it is unethical for an anesthesiologist to treat patients while so impaired. The opponent speaker will argue that sleep needs are highly individualized, and that no rigid rule should be applied. Further, there is no objective means to assess for fatigue-related impairment, making such policies unenforceable.

Expiration Date: 11/17/2018

List Price: $22.00 USD
Member Price: $12.00 USD

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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
Member Price: $250.00 USD

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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: 03/06/2020

List Price: $15.00 USD
Member Price: $7.50 USD

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Infection Control

This "NEW" Infection Control course includes information on how anesthesiologists and the entire care team can impact perioperative patient outcomes in the prevention of infections. ** This course DOES NOT meet New York State infection control certification requirements **

Expiration Date: 03/23/2020

List Price: $52.00 USD
Member Price: $26.00 USD

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IV Infiltration and Extravasation

This course will examine the causes of IV infiltration and extravasation, review the literature, and give guidelines for prevention and management of complications. Included in the course is a case report that highlights an adverse outcome that is all too common in perioperative care.

Expiration Date: 04/30/2020

List Price: $26.00 USD
Member Price: $13.00 USD

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Difficult Airway Algorithm

Free to ASA members! We know how hard it is to keep up with the expanding number of emerging treatment advances while managing a busy practice. We developed this algorithm so you can quickly get clinical guideline information and recommendations on the management of the difficult airway. If needed, you can also get easy access to the full guideline.

Expiration Date: 07/10/2020

Member Price: FREE

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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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ACE 2018 - Issue 15 A & B Electronic

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 B is scheduled to be released in October 2018.

Expiration Date: Part A: 04/30/2019, Part B: 10/31/2019

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

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SEE 2018 - Volume 34 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 40 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. Access our SEE podcasts today!

Expiration Date: Part A: 01/31/2019, Part B: 07/31/2019

List Price: $830.00 USD
Member Price: $360.00 USD
Resident Rate: A full-year subscription to either the booklet or electronic format for only $75

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ACE 2018 - Issue 15 A & B Booklet

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 B is scheduled to be released in October 2018.

Expiration Date: Part A 04/30/2019, Part B 10/31/2019

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

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SEE 2018 - Volume 34 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 40 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. Access our SEE podcasts today!

Expiration Date: Part A 01/31/2019, Part B 07/31/2019

List Price: $830.00 USD
Member Price: $360.00 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 IV 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 II Patient Safety. Test your knowledge.

Expiration Date: 01/11/2021

List Price: $420.00 USD
Member Price: $210.00 USD

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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
Member Price: $192.00 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
Member Price: $215.00 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

List Price: $120.00 USD
Member Price: FREE

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Safe Sedation Training - Deep Sedation (SSTdeep) Didactic Modules

*Note, completion of SSTmoderate within the past two years is required for access to SSTdeep program*
Patient safety is of the utmost importance when administering sedation. Safe Sedation Training – Deep (SSTdeep) – Didactic Modules were developed based on ASA guidelines for non-anesthesiologist physicians seeking privileges for deep sedation, to ensure the highest standards in patient safety.

Expiration Date: 07/23/2020

List Price: $100.00 USD
Member Price: $100.00 USD

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Safe Sedation Training - SSTmoderate

*Note, CME for this course must be claimed by 8/6/2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST* Non-anesthesiologist physicians will want to know and use the most current practice to provide safe and effective moderate sedation to their patients. Make Safe Sedation Training the basis for credentialing at your facility with SSTmoderate. Group discounts available!

Expiration Date: 08/06/2018

Price: $199.00 USD

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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

List Price: $120.00 USD
Member Price: FREE

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Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - Full Subscription

13 patient safety sessions recorded at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016

Expiration Date: 01/11/2021

List Price: $364.00 USD
Member Price: $182.00 USD

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SEE 2017 - Volume 33 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 40 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. Access our SEE podcasts today!

Expiration Date: Part B: 07/31/2018

List Price: $415.00 USD
Member Price: $180.00 USD
Resident Rate: A full-year subscription to either the booklet or electronic format for only $75

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ACE 2017 - Issue 14 B Electronic

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.

Expiration Date: 10/31/2018

List Price: $415.00 USD
Member Price: $180.00 USD

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ACE 2017 - Issue 14B Booklet

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. ACE is a great learning resource for physician anesthesiologists, anesthesiology residents and members of the anesthesia care team.

Expiration Date: 10/31/2018

List Price: $415.00 USD
Member Price: $180.00 USD

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Journal CME - 2016 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: 11/14/2019

List Price: $120.00 USD
Member Price: FREE

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