This educational program is intended for residents in anesthesiology, practicing anesthesiologists, CRNAs in training or practice, and other anesthesia care professionals interested in a thorough review and update in the practice of anesthesiology.
Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
Describe the workings and the inherent hazards of common anesthesia administration and monitoring equipment.
Explain and apply pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles in the administration of intravenous and inhaled anesthetics.
Discuss the physiology and pharmacology of neuromuscular blockade.
Describe the mechanisms of normal coagulation and common anticoagulants, and describe the infectious and non-infectious hazards of transfusion.
Explain the indications and techniques, including ultrasound, for upper and lower extremity regional blocks.
Discuss assessment of the respiratory system prior to pulmonary resection surgery; describe intraoperative management and post operative analgesia for thoracic surgery.
Illustrate the preoperative evaluation and intraoperative management of patients with various endocrinopathies including diabetes and thyroid disease.
Define the essential elements of transitional/ neonatal physiology; describe the anesthetic management of common and neonatal and pediatric emergencies.
Describe the techniques for anesthesia and analgesia for vaginal and caesarean delivery; describe the management of obstetrical emergencies.
Explain the evaluation and management of patient with coronary and valvular disease; describe the anesthetic management techniques for on and off pump cardiac surgery.
Assess the physiology and pharmacology relevant to neuroanesthesia; explain the anesthetic management for aneurysm, posterior fossa lesions, and head injury surgery.
Summarize the pathophysiology and treatment of sepsis, acute lung injury, and multi-organ failure.
Compare the physiology of normal and neuropathic pain; explain the clinical management of acute, chronic, and cancer related pain.
Recommend approaches to airway management and hemodynamic resuscitation of the trauma victim.
Demonstrate ultrasound techniques and procedures in regional, vascular and cardio-thoracic in the upper and lower regions.
Statement of Need
Practicing anesthesiologists, anesthesiology residents, and practicing CRNAs require a thorough periodic review of our specialty's core information. Dannemiller has organized such a review of this body of information by drawing on the opinions of expert anesthesiology educators, as well as feedback from anesthesia professionals and participants at previous Dannemiller programs. Based on this information, this course has been designed to provide an in-depth, state-of-the-art review of the practice of anesthesia.
Method of Participation
This program consists of question based lectures enhanced by slide presentations, daily question and answer periods with ARS, and a complete electronic syllabus. Anonymous pre test and post tests will be administered daily to measure progress and enhance effectiveness. The course sessions will provide a complete review and study of current anesthesia practices. The Hands-On Workshop consists of lectures and ample hands on practice in ultrasound techniques and procedures.