Track: Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain
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.
Infection Control and Prevention
Improve infection control and prevention in your clinical practice by implementing strategies for adherence to hand hygiene and safe administration for medication.
After successfully completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Recognize the benefit of scientifically accepted infection control and prevention practices.
- Identify infection risks in the perioperative setting.
- Explain the importance of effective and appropriate cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of anesthesia equipment.
Expiration Date: 3/27/2023
Intraoperative Awareness 2018
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: Identify possible risk factors and causes of intraoperative awareness, explain the psychological impact that intraoperative awareness may have on a patient, provide appropriate follow-up care to patients who experience intraoperative awareness, summarize key concepts from the Practice Advisory for Intraoperative Awareness and Brain Function Monitoring report.
Expiration Date: 11/22/2021
2018 Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology - August - Nerve Injury After Peripheral Nerve Block: Evaluation, Management, Best Practices and Medicolegal Concerns
This refresher course lecture will review the incidence, risk factors and mechanisms of perioperative nerve injury, with a special emphasis on the use of electro-diagnostic testing and other imaging studies to guide prognosis and treatment, including surgical reconstructive options. Medical legal risk mitigation strategies will be discussed, along with a review of best practices to prevent inadvertent nerve injection injuries.
Expiration Date: 08/20/2021
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
Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Education and Clinical Training Portfolio
The Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia (UGRA) Education and Clinical Training Portfolio is a joint initiative from ASA and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) designed for anesthesiologists who wish to distinguish themselves in the field and provide evidence of training and experience to share with employers. The program guides participants through specific criteria to demonstrate knowledge and achievement in UGRA procedures. The program requires participants to progressively build knowledge through participation in specific CME activities and validate experience via case log documentation. The completed portfolio contains data that defines all UGRA achievements, the criteria required to meet the achievement and evidence of how those criteria were met.
Expiration Date: 01/11/2021
Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Reducing the Risk of Infectious and Hemorrhagic Complications of Regional Anesthesia
This refresher course lecture will present the updated recommendations of the ASRA practice advisories on Regional Anesthesia in the Patient Receiving Antithrombotic or Thrombolytic Therapy and Infectious Complications of Regional Anesthesia, as well as the recently updated ASA Practice Advisory for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Complications Associated with Neuraxial Techniques.
Expiration Date: 01/11/2021
A-ACLS: First Response to Circulatory Crisis in the OR – 2020
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) was originally developed as an extension of Basic Life Support (BLS) and focused on the resuscitation of individuals found unresponsive in the field. ACLS has been expanded to include immediate care in the emergency department and patients found unresponsive anywhere in the hospital. A-ACLS was created to address the unique aspects of the perioperative/periprocedural setting. Originally created in 2015, this course has been updated to reflect the changes in the 2017 American Heart Association ACLS Guidelines, and updates to the original A-ACLS guidelines. The course includes multiple scenarios where participants have the opportunity to make "first response" decisions to cardiac situations in the OR.
Expiration Date: 04/27/2021
2016 Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology - July 2017 - Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Pathophysiology and the Impact of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management
As a result of completing this activity, the participant should be able to: Discuss the issues surrounding the perioperative challenges posed by obese patients and those with sleep apnea; Explain the concepts of preoperative evaluation and assessment of risk in patients with sleep apnea and obesity; Describe the basis of perioperative management strategies targeted to reduce risk of complications; Describe the benefits of evidence-based, procedure specific pain management in improving perioperative pain relief in this patient population.
Expiration Date: 07/24/2020
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
IV Infiltration and Extravasation
Improve patient safety by learning about incidence and risks for IV infiltration and extravasation, which medications and patients are high risk, and how to diagnose and treat the potential injury immediately.
Expiration Date: 06/01/2023
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Safe Sedation Training - SSTmoderate
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: 09/24/2020
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
Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - Full Subscription
13 patient safety sessions recorded at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016
Expiration Date: 01/11/2021