Focused Review of Anesthesiology

University of Pittsburgh Board Review

Prep for American Board of Anesthesiology exams and integrate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

If your primary viewing mode will be on a computer or tablet, we recommend the Online Video package. In addition to online access, you will receive a USB with MP4 files. Use the USB to watch offline or import into iTunes and other media players and then synch to your mobile device, laptop or desktop. Plus you save $130 including standard shipping charges vs the DVD package.

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Prep for American Board of Anesthesiology Exams

This course is designed to fully prepare you for the American Board of Anesthesiology certification and recertification examinations. Instructional videos focus on anatomy, physics, mathematics, pharmacology, anesthesia complications and the applicability of different anesthetic techniques to various clinical situations and patient groups. It is designed for training and practicing anesthesiologists preparing for Basic or Advanced ABA exams. The course will help you to better:

  • Compare and contrast techniques, equipment, and drugs used in anesthesiology and describe implications for clinical practice
  • Discuss the physiologic aspects of various organ systems, their relationship to anesthetic administration, and support of patients
  • Review important topics in the general competencies of medical knowledge, patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement and systems-based practice, as they relate to the practice of anesthesiology
  • Pass American Board of Anesthesiology certification and recertification examinations and incorporate current guidelines into daily practice

Discover New Guidelines

A clinically based review, this learn-at-your-own-pace course in anesthesiology provides a maximum of 39 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Available online or in audio CD formats, it provides access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so that you may confidently prep for board exams and incorporate the latest thinking and guidelines into your daily practice.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

  • Introduction - Rita M. Patel, MD

BASIC TOPICS IN ANESTHESIOLOGY
Basic Sciences

  • Anatomy - Mario I. Montoya, MD
  • Physics, Monitoring, and Anesthesia Delivery Devices - Tetsuro Sakai, MD, PhD
  • Mathematics - James W. Ibinson, MD, PhD
  • Pharmacology: Anesthetics (Gases and Vapors) - James W. Ibinson, MD, PhD
  • Pharmacology: General Concepts - Gregory L. McHugh, MD
  • Pharmacology: Anesthetics (Opioid and IV Anesthetics) - Andrew W. Murray, MB, ChB
  • Pharmacology: Local Anesthetics - Denise Hall-Burton, MD
  • Pharmacology: Muscle Relaxants - Barbara W. Brandom, MD

Clinical Sciences

  • Evaluation of the Patient and Preoperative Preparation - Michael P. Mangione, MD; Phillip Adams, DO
  • Regional Anesthesia - Anthony T. Silipo, DO
  • General Anesthesia - Ryan C. Romeo, MD
  • Monitored Anesthesia Care and Sedation - Ryan C. Romeo, MD
  • Intravenous Fluid Therapy During Anesthesia - Ryan C. Romeo, MD
  • Complications (Etiology, Prevention, Treatment) - Li Meng, MD, MPH
  • Postoperative Period - Li Meng, MD, MPH

Organ-Based Basic and Clinical Sciences

  • Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems - Colleen M. Moran, MD
  • Respiratory System - Dennis P. Phillips, DO
  • Cardiovascular System - Cynthia M. Wells, MD
  • Gastrointestinal / Hepatic Systems - Shashank Saxena, MD
  • Renal and Urinary Systems/ Electrolyte Balance - Shashank Saxena, MD
  • Hematologic System - Jonathan H. Waters, MD; Trent D. Emerick, MD
  • Endocrine and Metabolic Systems - Martin B. Anixter, MD
  • Neuromuscular Diseases and Disorder - James G. Cain, MD

Special Problems or Issues

  • Physician Impairment or Disability - David G. Metro, MD
  • Ethics, Practice Management, and Medicolegal Issues - David G. Metro, MD

ADVANCED TOPICS IN ANESTHESIOLOGY
Basic Sciences

  • Physics, Monitoring, and Anesthesia Delivery Devices - Michael Boisen, MD
  • Pharmacology - Kristin M. Ondecko Ligda, MD

Clinical Sciences

  • Regional Anesthesia - Steven L. Orebaugh, MD
  • Special Techniques - Kristin M. Ondecko Ligda, MD
  • Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems - Brian Gierl, MD
  • Respiratory System Pt. 1 - Stephen M. McHugh, MD
  • Respiratory System Pt. 2 - Stephen A. Esper, MD, MBA
  • Cardiovascular System Pt. 1 - Theresa A. Gelzinis, MD
  • Cardiovascular System Pt. 2 - Kathirvel Subramaniam, MD
  • Gastrointestinal / Hepatic Systems - Raymond M. Planinsic, MD
  • Renal and Urinary Systems / Electrolyte Balance - John J. Hache, MD
  • Hematologic System - Todd M. Oravitz, MD
  • Endocrine and Metabolic Systems - Martin B. Anixter, MD
  • Neuromuscular Diseases and Disorders - James G. Cain, MD

Clinical Subspecialties

  • Painful Disease States - Scott A. Brancolini, MD, MPH
  • Pediatric Anesthesia Pt. 1 - Brian Blasiole MD, PhD
  • Pediatric Anesthesia Pt. 2 - Charles I. Yang, MD
  • Obstetric Anesthesia Pt. 1 - K. Grace Lim, MD
  • Obstetric Anesthesia Pt. 2 - Patricia L. Dalby, MD
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) Anesthesia - Catalin S. Ezaru, MD
  • Anesthesia for Plastic Surgery - Catalin S. Ezaru, MD
  • Anesthesia for Laparoscopic Surgery - Catalin S. Ezaru, MD
  • Geriatric Anesthesia - Catalin S. Ezaru, MD
  • Ophthalmologic Anesthesia - Charles Lin, MD
  • Orthopedic Anesthesia - Charles Lin, MD
  • Trauma Anesthesia - Charles Lin, MD
  • Anesthesia for Ambulatory Surgery - Charles Lin, MD
  • Critical Care - A. Murat Kaynar, MD

Special Problems or Issues

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy - Kristin M. Ondecko Ligda, MD
  • Radiologic Procedures - Kristin M. Ondecko Ligda, MD
  • Organ Donors: Pathophysiology and Clinical Management - Raymond M. Planinsic, MD
  • Ethics, Practice Management, and Medicolegal Issues - David G. Metro, MD

Course Director

Tetsuro Sakai, MD, PhD

  • Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Director, Scholarly Development
  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Program Chair

Rita M. Patel, MD

  • Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Vice Chair, Education
  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Faculty

Phillip Adams, DO

  • Fellow, Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Martin B. Anixter, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Brian Blasiole MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Michael Boisen, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Scott A. Brancolini, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Barbara Wendeborn Brandom, MD

  • Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

James G. Cain, MD

  • Visiting Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Patricia L. Dalby, MD

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Trent D. Emerick, MD

  • Fellow, Pain Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Stephen A. Esper, MD, MBA

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Catalin S. Ezaru, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Theresa A. Gelzinis, MD

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Brian Gierl, MD

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

John J. Hache, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Denise Hall-Burton, MD

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

James W. Ibinson, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

A. Murat Kaynar, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

K. Grace Lim, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Post Doctoral Scholar
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Charles Lin, MD

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Michael P. Mangione, MD

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

 

Gregory Leo McHugh, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Stephen M. McHugh, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Li Meng, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

David G. Metro, MD

  • Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program
  • Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Mario I. Montoya, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Colleen M. Moran, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Andrew W. Murray, MB, ChB

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Kristen M. Ondecko-Ligda, MD

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Steven L. Orebaugh, MD

  • Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Todd M. Oravitz, MD

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Raymond M. Planinsic, MD

  • Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Dennis P. Phillips, DO

  • Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Ryan C. Romeo, MD

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Shashank Saxena, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Anthony T. Silipo, DO

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Kathirvel Subramaniam, MD. MPH

  • Visiting Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Johnathan H. Waters, MD

  • Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Cynthia M. Wells, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Charles I. Yang, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Accreditation

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 39  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: July 31, 2015
Date of Credit Termination: July 31, 2018

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of an online activity evaluation and post-test.

Learning Objectives

After viewing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast techniques, equipment, and drugs used in anesthesiology and describe implications for clinical practice
  • Discuss the physiologic aspects of various organ systems, their relationship to anesthetic administration, and support of patients
  • Review important topics in the general competencies of medical knowledge, patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement and systems-based practice, as they relate to the practice of anesthesiology

Intended Audience

Anesthesiologists and anesthesiologists-in-training and other anesthesia professionals, nurse anesthetists and anesthesia assistants.

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