80043674 - Perioperative Management - In Its 34th Year

Date & Location
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 3:00 PM - Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 2:00 PM, Marco Island Marriott, Marco Island, FL


Perioperative Management - In Its 34th Year

Over 500 attendees EVERY YEAR! Register with a friend and save $75 each off registration. Please call (410) 502-9636 for instructions to register with a friend.

New this year, we will be offering an optional Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop (POCUS).


One hundred million patients undergo surgical procedures in the U.S. each year, and the age and medical complexity of this patient population is increasing. All these patients require preoperative assessment, intraoperative management, and postoperative care. Every year the body of peer-reviewed literature on this topic increases and new guidelines on clinical management are formulated. Because the breadth of knowledge in perioperative medicine, which includes the diverse disciplines of surgery, anesthesiology, cardiology, pulmonology, hematology, infectious diseases and geriatrics, is vast, many practitioners may not have up-to-date information that is critical to clinical practice.

The curriculum for this course was specifically created to address the needs of clinicians who provide care for patients before, during, and after surgery. As the established leader in perioperative medicine, this course aims to provide practitioners with the most up-to-date knowledge necessary to deliver effective, evidence-based care by affecting healthcare practices at the level of the individual and the larger health system.

Who Should Attend: 

This activity is intended for anesthesiologists, internal medicine specialists, hospitalists, surgeons, family practitioners, nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.


After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Describe current guidelines for preoperative cardiac and pulmonary risk assessment and list several ways to predict and prevent cardiac and pulmonary complications using preoperative testing and intraoperative and postoperative interventions.
  2. Describe bleeding and thrombotic risks in surgical patients and list several strategies to reduce complications through evidencebased use of blood conservation methods, transfusion, coagulation testing, anticoagulant reversal agents, and/or management of anti-thrombotic drug therapies.
  3. Describe strategies to control acute postoperative pain using multimodal analgesia and reduce risk for chronic opioid dependency.
  4. Recognize how to prevent, diagnose, and treat common healthcare associated infections that complicate surgical procedures.
  5. Describe the perioperative complications associated with diabetes, renal insufficiency, delirium, and frailty, and list management strategies to optimize outcomes in patients with these medical conditions.
  6. Recognize the impact of structural and cultural factors related to the healthcare system (e.g. provider stress, safety culture, communication strategies) on the safety and quality of healthcare delivery, and describe the potential of various multi-disciplinary programs (e.g. enhanced recovery after surgery, perioperative surgical home, CUSP) to improve health outcomes.
  7. Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop: Recognize basic views for real-time ultrasound guided vascular access and perform vascular access on simulation equipment using ultrasound.
  8. Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop: Recognize and interpret basic transthoracic ultrasound views of cardiac and lung structures.
  9. Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop: Apply basic ultrasound algorithms to diagnose and manage an unstable perioperative patient.


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

Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity general session for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and optional workshop for a maximum of 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credits
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

This Live activity, Perioperative Management-In Its 34th Year, with a beginning date of 03/04/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 22.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 22.50 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1035290; Expiration Date 3/7/2018. AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 3.00 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 24 AAPA Category 1 CME credits for completing this program.

The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 24 contact hours for non-physicians.

Pain Medicine Statement
This activity should cover topics that are required under the Maryland Board of Physicians pain management requirement.

MOC Statements
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 24 MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

American Board of Surgery (ABS)
This activity meets the requirements for CME and self-assessment credit toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA)
This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.