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Continuing Medical Education

19th Annual Jefferson Anesthesia Conference

Jefferson Anesthesia Conference
Big Sky Downhill Ski Resort/Huntley Lodge, Big Sky, Montana
February 20- 25, 2016

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25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
25 AANA CE Credit

Workshops (included)

  • Airway Workshop
  • Regional Anesthesia Workshop
  • Problem Based Learning Discussions


Suzanne McCade
Department of Anesthesiology
Thomas Jefferson University
111 S. 11th Street
Suite 8280 Gibbon Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107

215-955-5507 fax

Sponsored by:
Department of Anesthesiology and Office of Continuing Medical Education
Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College


At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Assess and differentiate the risks and benefits of different airway management techniques in emergency situations
  • Integrate a focused study of medical history and airway physical examination into patient care
  • Apply new up-to-date techniques in the placement of peripheral, single injection and continuous blocks including the use of ultrasound
  • Identify how to avoid malpractice lawsuits and properly prepare litigation
  • Apply the Joint Commission USP 797 standards relating to drug and infusion preparation in regional anesthesia
  • Develop treatment strategies that employ multimodal pain management and integrate emerging analgesia techniques
  • Develop anesthetic strategies for ambulatory pediatric surgery
  • Develop systems to improve practice and reduce malpractice exposure
  • Demonstrate how to obtain and document proper informed consent
  • Develop anesthetic strategies for neonatal emergencies
  • Implement rationale, evidence-based strategies for the management of postoperative and chronic pain utilizing appropriate pharmacologic agents
  • Apply novel and emerging concepts of multimodal analgesia to the ambulatory setting
  • Evaluate the role of neuromuscular blockage with the difficult airway
  • Describe emerging techniques for antagonism of neuromuscular blockage
  • Integrate airway considerations of the otolaryngologist
  • Evaluate the utility of social media and anesthesia practice
  • 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