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This course is designed to be a comprehensive review of anesthesia, including clinical anesthesia and subspecialties. Included in perioperative medicine is coverage of the most common co-morbidities relevant to anesthesia and the basic science associated with anesthesia.

The course sessions are designed to provide you an inclusive overview of the broad practice of anesthesiology. Attendees range from those wanting an in-depth refreshing of complete practice of anesthesiology within a single conference to those preparing for national board exams. In addition to didactic sessions, evening hands-on workshops will be offered at no additional cost.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for:

  • The anesthesiologist desiring a complete review of the specialty’s current practice recommendations
  • The anesthesiologist preparing for the Maintenance of Competence in Anesthesia (MOCA) recertification examination
  • Trainees preparing for national certifying examinations
  • Certified nurse anesthetists desiring a comprehensive specialty review

Learning Objectives

After completing this CME activity, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Manage anesthesia-related challenges associated with airway management, anesthesia equipment, and emergencies in the operating room
  • Address anesthesia challenges associated with cardiovascular complications, including heart valve disease, heart failure, and ischemic heart disease, and obesity
  • List the steps for a comprehensive preoperative patient evaluation
  • Identify the issues associated with anesthesia care outside the operating room, in suites designed for ophthalmic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, neuroradiology, and electrophysiology
  • Describe the challenges associated with anesthesia for pediatric patients, critically ill patients, obstetric patients, and patients with acute or chronic pain
  • Analyze and address practice management issues for patient safety, reimbursement, and medical-legal considerations
  • Critically review the pharmacology and clinical indications for inhaled anesthesia agents, intravenous agents, opioid, and neuromuscular blocks