The evolving landscape of perioperative medicine has dramatically increased the scope and complexity of anesthesia care. New techniques, new drugs, new evidence, quality and safety concerns all play a role in today’s practice environment. This conference will focus on areas of anesthetic care that require integrating these new aspects of medical care. Increasingly, we need to know not only whether techniques are effective, but also that they are high quality, safe, evidence-based, and cost effective.
Learning Objectives and Target Audience
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Describe the peri-partum management of preeclampsia in 2018;
Describe the role of the anesthesiologist in modern trauma care;
Explain the conceptual basis for current models of hemodynamic homeostasis and their modern diagnostic and management approaches;
Discuss the relevance of the journal Anesthesiology in 2018;
Describe how the pain experience throughout the human lifespan affects the approach to anesthesiology cases;
Summarize the relevance of health care disparities to the obstetric anesthesia provider;
Describe the emergency management of the pediatric patient employed by an anesthesia provider ;
Assess the evolving definition of perioperative myocardial infarction;
Identify lessons from aviation safety that translate to anesthesia practice;
Describe the current epidemiology of stenotic heart disease and implications for anesthesia management;
Discuss the role of acute care prescribing in the opioid epidemic;
Identify key communication strategies to prepare the parent for anesthesia management in pediatric surgery.
This activity has been designed for anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and other clinicians and health care professionals interested in the fields of anesthesiology and pain medicine.