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Anesthesiology: Sedation in the ICU (Audio-Digest Foundation Anesthesiology Continuing Medical Education

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Purpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide contentMorePurpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide content to help to solve those problems, and increase their application of knowledge to practice.Audio-Digest Anesthesiology is specifically designed to provide the participant with state-of-the-art information including, but not limited to:Hazards of working in the ORHemostasis and hemotherapyOpioids vs. non-opioid anesthesiaInhalation anesthesiaMuscle relaxantsLocal anestheticsPreoperative medicationAirway managementMonitoring the anesthetized patientEpidural and spinal anesthesiaPeripheral nerve blockadeCancer therapy and its anesthetic implicationsThe allergic responseAnesthesia for nonoperative locationsPostoperative recoveryManagement of acute and chronic painThe goal of this program is to improve sedation practices and protocols for patients in the neurologic intensive care unit (ICU). After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:1: Preserve intellectual status and autonomy in patients undergoing sedation.2: Limit unnecessary use of sedation.3: Assess the mental status of a sedated or intubated patient.4: Prevent delirium and other side effects associated with sedation.5: Identify cases in which dexmedetomidine may be superior to a narcotic or traditional sedative.