Comprehensive Anesthesiology Review
This course is designed to be a comprehensive review of anesthesiology, including clinical anesthesia and subspecialties such as cardiothoracic, obstetric, and pediatric anesthesiology, critical care, acute and chronic pain medicine, and perioperative medicine. Addressed in perioperative medicine is the most common comorbidities relevant to anesthesia and the basic science associated with anesthesia.
The course sessions are designed to help improve the participants' performance on written and oral anesthesiology examinations. Each registrant will be entitled to attend written board sessions each evening at which written questions, will be presented, discussed, and answered. These sessions will be moderated by faculty who regularly organize and hold sessions for the Cleveland Clinic program. Participants will also have the option of attending the mock oral examination seminar, where proper techniques (and common errors) will be demonstrated using faculty as both examiner and candidate, with active debriefing sessions involving all participants. A TEE workshop, emergency airway workshop, lung isolation workshop and ultrasound for central venus catheters and regional anesthesia workshops are included with your registration.
An additional benefit of this course will be the enduring materials provided with registration to all participants. We will provide a comprehensive syllabus appropriate to a review course. We will also provide the syllabus material in a CD-ROM format which will be beneficial to those attending the course. The final unique benefit will be access via password to a website containing unique materials to all registrants and “100 Tips for Passing your Boards” created from the experiences of our large faculty. All of this additional material will be included in the basic registration fee. Our goal is to provide an excellent product and experience at an affordable price.
The aim of this course is to attract anesthesiology residents preparing for certifying examinations, physicians in practice, and certified nurse anesthetists who desire all or part of a comprehensive review of the specialty. The course is also available to student nurse anesthetists who are preparing for their certification examination, and designed for the practicing anesthesiologist who plans to take the ABA Maintenance of Competence in Anesthesiology (MOCA) recertification examination.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to do
- Discuss preanesthesia testing;
- Define pharmacology for anesthesiology;
- Identify the pharmacology of anesthetic agents;
- Identify major comorbidities;
- Discuss monitoring;
- Describe transesophageal echocardiography;
- Discuss airway management;
- Identify blood banking and transfusion techniques;
- Discuss coagulation;
- Discuss practice management;
- Describe techniques for:
- ambulatory anesthesia;
- cardiac anesthesia;
- lung isolation;
- thoracic anesthesia;
- vascular anesthesia;
- obstetric anesthesia;
- pediatric anesthesia;
- regional anesthesia;
- urologic anesthesia;
- orthopedic anesthesia;
- anesthesiology critical care;
- anesthesia for ENT surgery;
- anesthesia for ophthalmology;
- pain medicine;
- analgesia for acute postoperative pain.