Track: MOCA 2.0® Part II


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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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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Fundamentals of Patient Safety

Fundamentals of Patient Safety 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.

Expiration Date: 09/18/2018

List Price: $160.00 USD
Member Price: $120.00 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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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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Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Full Subscription

Learn from some of the outstanding sessions presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 selected to help fulfill MOCA 2.0® Patient Safety. Test your knowledge.

Expiration Date: 01/11/2021

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

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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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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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Ambulatory Anesthesia Courses

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

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

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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

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

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Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - NORA: Complexity, Safety, Efficiency and Leadership

The last few years have witnessed an exponential growth in providing the so-called Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA) services. This has been due to advances in technologies and minimally invasive procedures being performed in those highly specialized areas. That increase in service was associated with increased complexity of the cases and procedures performed in patients who are deemed otherwise not surgical candidates. This refresher course will address the safety of care in these areas, examples of sources of complexity and challenging cases recommending solutions and management plans. As well as discussing a framework for the efficient organization of anesthesia services and leadership in these locations.

Expiration Date: 02/26/2020

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

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Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - Checklists, Barcodes, Automated Medication Systems, and Prefilled Syringes- Are Our Patients Safer in the Ambulatory Setting?

This session will explore the use of checklists, barcodes, automated dispensing systems and prefilled syringes in the ambulatory setting with regard to patient safety. Using a point-counterpoint format, speakers will argue for and against the effectiveness of checklists in reducing wrong patients, wrong site surgeries, and wrong-sided invasive procedures, the utility of barcodes in the ambulatory setting, evaluate the literature regarding automated medication dispensing systems and review practices to reduce the risk of medication errors in the ambulatory setting.

Expiration Date: 02/26/2020

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

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Patient Safety Highlights 2015 - Perioperative Pathways for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Avoiding Complications After Ambulatory Surgery

Screening tools have become more accurate in prediction of postoperative complications based on disease-entity (sleep apnea and comorbidities) and procedure-specific aspects.  Through a review of key elements of preoperative polysomnography and CPAP testing, learners will be able to develop a process for fast-track sleep apnea testing process. The effectiveness of preoperative CPAP on avoiding complications will be reviewed. The effectiveness of opioid sparing techniques, specific anesthetic agents, neuromuscular monitoring and reversal agents will be reviewed.  In summary, the learner will be able to identify the SLEEP APNEA PERIOPERATIVE PATHWAYS that take into account the preoperative screening or polysomnography results as well as the respiratory consequences of intraoperative interventions. Additionally, the clinician will review the limitations and effectiveness of postoperative monitoring and CPAP therapy in reducing complications in sleep apnea patients.

Expiration Date: 11/17/2018

List Price: $33.00 USD
Member Price: $16.00 USD

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Patient Safety Highlights 2015 - Patient Selection For Ambulatory Surgery: Can Any Patient Be an Outpatient?

Appropriate patient selection has been shown to correlate with perioperative outcome after ambulatory surgery. As the complexity of patients and surgical procedures performed in an ambulatory setting increases, it is necessary to determine appropriate patient selection. This lecture will discuss the current literature that allows appropriate patient selection, particularly in high-risk patients with patients with difficult airways, morbid obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, cardiac comorbidities including patients with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.

Expiration Date: 11/17/2018

List Price: $22.00 USD
Member Price: $11.00 USD

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Cardiac Anesthesia Courses

Cardiac Tamponade

After successfully completing this activity, the learner will be able to recognize risk factors for cardiac tamponade, consider and make the appropriate diagnosis of tamponade, and review management considerations of cardiac tamponade in the setting of central venous access.

Expiration Date: 04/12/2021

List Price: $10.00 USD
Member Price: $5.00 USD

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Cardiac Arrest and Spinal Anesthesia

This case-based CME program educates through the presentation of patient safety scenarios, and is available exclusively online.

Expiration Date: 07/23/2020

List Price: $10.00 USD
Member Price: $5.00 USD

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Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Practical Approaches to Solving Human Error in Cardiac Surgery

A panel discussion introducing the learner to the concepts and science behind our understand of human error while providing real-life, practical solutions to reducing error.

Expiration Date: 01/11/2021

List Price: $60.00 USD
Member Price: $30.00 USD

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Critical Care Medicine Courses

Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Postoperative Respiratory Depression is a Real Risk for Our Patients: What is Our Responsibility as Perioperative Physicians?

This panel will look at the problem of respiratory depression in the postoperative period from three different perspectives. Firstly, the audience will hear from the intensivist, understanding the magnitude of the problem, defining the problem and what it means to the critical care physician as a first responder and in terms of increased admissions to the intensive care unit as a result of these decompensations. Next, the anesthesiologist's perspective which will look at the quality and safety perspective in terms of designing better hospital quality and practice initiatives to improve outcomes for postoperative patients. Finally, the discussion will move to what current literature says and will focus on: How common is this problem from current evidence? Is there a predictability to this problem? How can the perioperative physician take more ownership and responsibility outside of the PACU and the ICU and allow for a safer recovery period in the postsurgical patient population?

Expiration Date: 01/11/2021

List Price: $60.00 USD
Member Price: $30.00 USD

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Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - Controversies and Best Practices in Central Line Insertion

This refresher course will review the evolving epidemiology of central line use in perioperative and critical care, describe advantages and drawbacks to recent technical advances in-line insertion and changes in clinical practice, review recent ASA guidelines on central line insertion and discuss their criticisms and identify known and emerging high-risk complications of central line placement.

Expiration Date: 02/26/2020

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

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Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - Death By Resuscitation: What Will Go Wrong During CPR and How Can We Prevent It

Anesthesiologists are front-line practitioners which are expected to translate resuscitation guidelines into action during a real event. However, there are links in the hospital chain of survival that remain completely un-addressed by the ACLS. This creates huge pitfalls and oversights which may lead competent professionals to blatant mistakes. Many of these could easily be overcome given correct preparation, focus on the main issues at hand during the event itself, oversight and direction. Recordings from real cases are used to demonstrate many of these issues and tools to prevent such occurrences are suggested.

Expiration Date: 02/26/2020

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

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Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - Structured Handoffs Improve the Care of the Critically Ill

This pro-con will examine challenges in patient safety that occur during handoff of a critically ill peroperioperative patient. It will also discuss the concept and implementation of a structured handoff protocol with integration into an electronic medical record. Lastly, this panel will review the evidence for and against the argument that a structured handoff protocol reduces errors and improves patient safety.

Expiration Date: 02/26/2020

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

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Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - FAER-Helrich Research Lecture: Harm Prevention in Critical Care: A Transprofessional Journey

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a high-risk environment, with patients susceptible to multiple hospital-acquired conditions or harms. In the past several years, progress has been made in reducing individual harms such as catheter-associated bloodstream infection (CABSI) and ventilator-associated harms (VAH) by focusing intently on the individual harm. Rather than relying on new technologies, these harm reductions have come from improved processes of care and teamwork. At the same time, we have come to recognize the harm to patients in the form of failure to treat patients with respect and dignity, and failure to align the wishes of patients and families with providers. This presentation will discuss the above harms, along with an innovative approach to simultaneously prevent multiple harms in ICU patients, utilizing a trans-professional approach, new technology and engaging patients and families in their own care.

Expiration Date: 02/26/2020

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

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Fundamentals of Anesthesiology Courses

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
Member Price: $15.00 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

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

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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

List Price: $60.00 USD
Member Price: $30.00 USD

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Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - Ellison C. Pierce Lecture: Patient Safety Beyond Our Borders: Different and the Same

The presentation will discuss the risks of anesthesia and surgery in low-resource settings, the opportunities to advance the safety of surgical patients in those settings and the ways in which they relate to safety initiatives, past and present, in the developed world.

Expiration Date: 02/26/2020

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

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Using Cognitive Aids in Anesthesiology

Bridge knowledge gaps and improve patient safety outcomes with the new Patient Safety Module - Using Cognitive Aids in Anesthesiology. Learn how to effectively use cognitive aids in clinical practice to improve patient outcomes, particularly during rare and high-risk crisis events through didactic lecture and case studies. The use of cognitive aids can reduce omission rates of critical steps in the management of common anesthesia emergencies.

Expiration Date: 02/25/2019

List Price: $40.00 USD
Member Price: $20.00 USD

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Patient Safety Highlights 2015 - Hospital System Failures and Hazard Management in the Operating Room

This lecture contains 3 elements: 1) Presentation of a crisis response template that can be applied to a number of hazards and hospital system failures including electrical failure, floods, oxygen failure and HVAC problems. 2) Review of the operating room isolated electrical system and response to line isolation monitor alarm. 3) Presentation of data related to operating room fires and oxygen enriched fires in or on the patient and suggested responses to specific fire scenarios.

Expiration Date: 11/17/2018

List Price: $22.00 USD
Member Price: $11.00 USD

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Patient Safety Highlights 2015 - Hazards of the Anesthesia Workstation

This refresher course lecture will provide an overview of use errors and equipment failures associated with operation of the anesthesia workstation.

Expiration Date: 11/17/2018

List Price: $22.00 USD
Member Price: $11.00 USD

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Neuroanesthesia Courses

Safety and Efficacy of the Reversal of Neuromuscular Blockade in Outpatient/Ambulatory Surgery

Intraoperative use of neuromuscular blocking (NMB) drugs and postoperative residual weakness have been identified as key risk factors in anesthetic-related morbidity and mortality, as well as increased overall costs. Residual neuromuscular block in the postoperative phase is increasingly recognized as a complication of the use of non-depolarizing NMB drugs.

Expiration Date: 12/19/2019

List Price: Free
Member Price: Free

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Gaining Insight into the Mechanisms of Action Associated with the Reversal of Neuromuscular Blockade

Expand your knowledge along-side your anesthesia care team with this exciting new online education offering! Learn how to recognize complications with residual neuromuscular blockade, become familiar with factors that can affect recovery, select reversal agents and doses to safely and effectively facilitate recovery and more.

Expiration Date: 12/19/2019

List Price: Free
Member Price: Free

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Obstetric Anesthesia Courses

Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - A Night on Call on Labor and Delivery: Take Home Points

This panel will provide descriptions and discussion of common clinical challenges faced by anesthesiologists when they cover labor and delivery overnight. The speakers will try to provide clinical pearls for situations such as dealing with patients who present with little to no prenatal care, treating severe hemorrhage without knowledgeable assistance, keeping abreast of the patient volume and acuity during a busy night and safely performing general anesthesia in pregnant patients. The attendee should expect an interactive session with different perspectives from each speaker.

Expiration Date: 02/26/2020

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

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Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - Coming Soon to a Labor and Delivery Unit Near You: What You Need to Know About the National Partnership for Maternal Safety

This 60 minute panel will introduce participants to the recently-formed National Partnership for Maternal Safety (NPMS), a multidisciplinary group with representatives from stakeholders in maternal health including the ASA, SOAP, ACOG, the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, the CDC and the Joint Commission. Its mission is to improve maternal safety through multidisciplinary collaboration and culture change. Dr. Grobman, a nationally-recognized obstetrician and maternal fetal medicine specialist in Chicago will introduce the rationale for the formation of the NPMS: preventable morbidity and mortality. Dr. Smiley, who sat on the working group that wrote the NPMS patient safety bundle addressing thromboembolic disease, will present that bundle, and include risks and benefits of neuraxial anesthetic procedures in patients on pharmacologic anticoagulants. Dr. Scavone will present the NPMS patient safety bundle on severe hypertensive disease, emphasizing the anesthesiologist’s role.

Expiration Date: 02/26/2020

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

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Patient Safety Highlights 2015 - Safety Innovations for the L&D Unit: Creating a Vision for Leadership in Peripartum Medicine

This panel will combine an overview of the most promising safety solutions for the labor and delivery unit with practical suggestions for leading effective intra-professional collaboration to maximize organizational capacity for improvements in quality and safety.

Expiration Date: 11/17/2018

List Price: $44.00 USD
Member Price: $22.00 USD

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Pain Medicine Courses

Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Radiation Safety for the Anesthesiologist and the Pain Physician

This refresher course will highlight risks when providing anesthesia in the radiology or neuroradiology suite, as well as performing your own fluoroscopy for pain medicine procedures. This course will also provide recommendations on how to minimize the exposure to radiation of you and your staff.

Expiration Date: 01/11/2021

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

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Patient Safety Highlights 2015 - Guidelines of the ASRA and Other Organizations on Interventional Pain Procedures in Patients on Anticoagulants

The RCL will review the guidelines from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) and other organizations on interventional pain procedures in patients on anticoagulants.

Expiration Date: 11/17/2018

List Price: $22.00 USD
Member Price: $11.00 USD

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Pediatric Anesthesia Courses

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

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

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Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - Errors in Pediatric Anesthesia: What Can We Learn From Our Mistakes?

This refresher course will deal with major errors in pediatric anesthesia that lead to bad patient outcomes. Database registries will be used to highlight some of the information.

Expiration Date: 02/26/2020

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

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Patient Safety Highlights 2015 - (SPA) American College of Surgeons Optimal Resources in Children’s Surgical Care: What it Means for Anesthesiologists Who Care for Children

This panel will provide evidence for the need for specialized children’s surgical centers, describe guidelines that have been developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeon to optimize the pediatric perioperative environment, and present the primary components of the American College of Surgeons verification program of children’s surgical centers and the experience gleaned from the initial site visits. Pediatric surgeon, Keith Oldham, the leader of this initiative will describe the history of this initiative and the plans for the future.

Expiration Date: 11/17/2018

List Price: $33.00 USD
Member Price: $16.50 USD

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Patient Safety Highlights 2015 - Errors in Pediatric Anesthesia: What Can We Learn From Our Mistakes?

This refresher course will deal with major errors in pediatric anesthesia that lead to bad patient outcomes and methods to avoid similar problems. Database registries will be used to highlight some of the information.

Expiration Date: 11/17/2018

List Price: $22.00 USD
Member Price: $11.00 USD

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Perioperative Medicine Courses

Perioperative Delirium

Improve patient safety with the new Patient Safety Module – Perioperative Delirium. Gain knowledge and skills to effectively utilize tools for assessing delirium, recognize the risk factors associated with delirium and identify potential prevention and treatment options for perioperative delirium.

Expiration Date: 07/23/2019

List Price: $40.00 USD
Member Price: $20.00 USD

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Smoking Cessation in Surgical Patients: How to Help Your Patients Quit and Why It's Important

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to explain to patients why abstinence from smoking in the perioperative period is beneficial and describe practical means to quickly and easily help patients to quit smoking. This case-based CME program educates through the presentation of patient safety scenarios.

Expiration Date: 11/13/18

List Price: $20.00 USD
Member Price: $10.00 USD

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Professional Issues Courses

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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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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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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Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Courses

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

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

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Patient Safety Highlights 2015 - In-Hospital Falls: Are Peripheral Nerve Blocks to Blame?

This pro/con will begin with an overview of in-hospital falls and benefits of peripheral nerve blocks followed by a debate of whether (or not) peripheral nerve blocks increase the risk of in-hospital falls in orthopedic patients.

Expiration Date: 11/17/2018

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