SKMC Office of Continuing Medical Education
The Department of Anesthesiology is a large and varied academic department dedicated to carrying out the mission of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson University Hospital, and the Jefferson Health Care Network. The Department sponsors a fully accredited residency training program, fellowship programs, as well as educational programs for medical students. Two nationally recognized CME programs are offered each year as well.
- Review new aspects in pediatric regional anesthesia with regards to new surgical indications.
- Recognize the possible effects on neurodevelopment of the growing neuronal system.
- Review current NPO guidelines for children and adults before surgery
- Discuss the current data available regarding complications associated with a child with cold undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
- Define the full scope and major operational elements of a prototypic comprehensive Perioperative Surgical Home model.
- Discuss the pivotal role of anesthesiologists as the key perioperative physician in improving perioperative outcome.
- Recognize the potential impact of strategies such as fluid management, glycemic control, temperature control, and protective ventilation on perioperative outcome.
- Review the infection complications of ultrasound for invasive procedures and the importance of implementing sterility.
- Recognize the impact of maintaining a civil, respectful environment in the operating room to ensure a positive, safe working environment and review methods to implement means of open-communication.
- Discuss the behavioral and system issues that contribute to errors in medicine.
- Review the anesthetic challenges and possible complications associated with caring for the obese patient.
- Identify the parturient and fetal-related morbidity and mortality secondary to OSA during pregnancy.
- Discuss the current recommendations for anesthetic management for non-obstetric surgery in the parturient.
- Identify methods to reduce risks in obstetrics by implementing multi-disciplinary pathways.
- Review the current analgesic techniques available for postoperative pain management following total knee arthroplasty.
- Review the challenges posed by patients with history of substance abuse presenting for surgery.
- Identify modalities available to manage pain perioperatively in opioid tolerant patients.
- Recognize the importance of ambulatory regional analgesia and improved patient outcomes.
- Utilize a planning method to implement an ambulatory regional analgesia program at the providers institution.
- Describe the concerns of ambulatory surgery in challenging patients.
- Justify appropriate selection of adult patients with obesity, sleep apnes, cardiac implantable electronic devices, coronary stents scheduled for ambulatory surgery.
- Review current techniques in ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks using live and phantom models.
- Practice hands-on regional anesthesia techniques via ultrasound guidance.
- Discuss the challenges of caring for a patient presenting with renal insufficiency undergoing arteriovenous shunt repair.
- Review the challenges in developing an anesthetic plan for the obese parturient presenting for urgent cesarean section.
- Discuss the perioperative issues that arise when a morbidly obese patient presents for ambulatory surgery.
- Prepare a perioperative pain management plan for the opioid tolerant patient presenting for total knee replacement.
- Assess their individual practices in light of the information and discussions during the conference, and identify specific strategies to implement as part of a continuing improvement process for their practices.
20th Annual Jefferson Anesthesia Conference
February 21-27, 2015
8490 Gibbon Building|
111 South 11th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Zvi Grunwald, MD
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