Pass Your Anesthesiology Board Review


AudioDigest provides the industry’s most comprehensive preparation to help you perform at your best in your field. Drawing on the experience of more than 40 distinguished experts, our anesthesia board courses deliver evidence-based content that allows you to prepare for Basic or Advanced Anesthesiology training and examinations. You’ll also find suggested strategies for study and test taking along with references for further information. Leverage this thorough, reliable resource to support your ongoing contribution to the anesthesiology team and overall patient care.

Date of Release: May 1, 2019
Expiration: This activity qualifies for CME/CE credit until April 30, 2022.

The Audio Digest Anesthesiology Board Review Course contains:

  • 64 lectures presented by top experts available on the AudioDigest digital learning platform
  • Content aligned with ABA standards for Certification, Recertification or comprehensive review
  • Access to all lectures from your computer or the AudioDigest Mobile App
  • Earn 98.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 46.75 Class A CE credits (for CRNAs only)
 
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High-Quality Content

Prepare for your certification, re-certification or as a comprehensive review of Anesthesiology. Each course is presented by experts from leading institutions an comes with tests, written summaries and more!

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Learn on your personal computer, laptop or favorite mobile device. Download the AudioDigest mobile app and listen to courses at your convenience!

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Accredited Lectures

Unlimited access to accredited Anesthesiology Board Review lectures by the country's top experts.

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Earn credits

CME/CE credit is available for each lecture, with the potential to earn 98.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 46.75 Class A CE credits (for CRNAs only)

Program Objectives

Upon completing this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Safely manage patients throughout the perioperative period who require general or regional anesthesia for a large variety of elective and emergency surgical procedures.
  2. Evaluate patients with concurrent diseases to permit optimal management throughout the perioperative period.
  3. Recognize physiologic processes underlying acute postoperative pain and chronic pain syndromes, and select appropriate analgesic regimens for these patients.
  4. Manage patients who require continued cardiorespiratory support in the postoperative period.
  5. Describe the pharmacology of anesthetic and ancillary drugs that are commonly administered in the perioperative period.

 

Course Content and Faculty Listing

Welcome and Introduction
David Steward, MD
Honorary Professor of Anesthesia, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Past Director of Anesthesiology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 
University of Southern California
Blaine, WA

Principles of Pharmacology of Local Anesthetics 
Mark Dershwitz, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Pharmacology,
University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
Worcster, MA

Inhaled Anesthetic Agents
Igor O. Zhukov, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI

Clinical Pharmacology of Nonopioid Intravenous Anesthetic Drugs
Matthew Whalin, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Emory University School of Medicine
Director of Neuroanesthesiology, Grady Memorial Hospital 
Atlanta, GA

Local Anesthetics
Mark Dershwitz, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Pharmacology,
University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
Worcster, MA

Pharmacology of Neuromuscular Blocking Drugs and Reversal Agents
Kristopher M. Schroeder, MD, MS
Associate Professor and Section Chief, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine, 
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health 
Madison, WI

Clinical Pharmacology of Local Analgesic Drugs
Anita Gupta, MD
Anesthesiologist, Pain Specialist, and Pharmacologist
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

Cardiovascular Drugs
Shamsuddin Akthar, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, and Computer Applications
David Steward, MD
Honorary Professor of Anesthesia, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Past Director of Anesthesiology, 
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and University of Southern California
Blaine, WA

The Anesthesia Machine and Breathing System
Eugene A. Hessel II, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Kentucky School of Medicine
Lexington, KY

Anesthesia Ventilators and their Application
George W. Williams, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurosurgery,
Division of Neurocritical Care
McGovern Medical School and Memorial Hermann Hospital
Houston, TX

Airway Management
William Rosenblatt, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Anesthesia Standards and Procedures
Angela Selzer, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and
Medical Director of Pre-Procedure Services
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO

Monitoring During Anesthesia: Part 1
Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH
Professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Biomedical Informatics, and Healthcare Policy 
Director, Education Research, Office of Health Sciences Education 
Associate Director, Vanderbilt Anesthesiology and Perioperative Informatics Research 
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Monitoring During Anesthesia: Part 2
Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH
Professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Biomedical Informatics, and Healthcare Policy 
Director, Education Research, Office of Health Sciences Education 
Associate Director, Vanderbilt Anesthesiology and Perioperative Informatics Research 
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Control of Body Temperature
Daniel Sessler, MD 
Michael Cudahy Professor and Chair, 
Department of Outcomes Research
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Respiratory Physiology and Pulmonary Function
Peter D. Slinger, MD
Professor of Anesthesia
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Toronto, ON

Cardiovascular Physiology
June Chan, MB, BS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Assistant Director of Education
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY

Renal Function, Fluid and Electrolyte Balance, and Intraoperative Fluid Therapy
Erik B. Kistler, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine 
Director of Surgical ICU, VA San Diego Healthcare System 
Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Hematology and Blood Component Therapy
Robert C. Wegner, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
McGovern Medical School at University of Texas Health
Houston, TX

The Central and Peripheral Nervous System
Kyle Marshall, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO

Lower-Extremity Regional Analgesia
Arthur Atchabahian, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY

Physiology of the Endocrine Systems
Robert Peterfreund, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Anesthetist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Physiology and Pharmacology of the Autonomic Nervous System
Arthur Wallace, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Anesthesiology
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Chief of Anesthesia, San Francisco VA Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Risks, Benefits, and Selection of Inotropes
Arthur Wallace, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Anesthesiology
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Chief of Anesthesia, San Francisco VA Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Pain Mechanisms and Pathways, Management of Chronic Pain
Vikram Patel, MD, DABA, FIPP, DABIPP
Director, Phoenix Interventional Center for Advanced Learning
South Barrington, IL

Postoperative Care and Management of Complications
Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MEHP
Professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Biomedical Informatics and Health Policy 
Director, Education Research, Office of Health Sciences Education 
Associate Director, Vanderbilt Anesthesiology and Perioperative Informatics Research 
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Monitored Anesthesia Care and Sedation
Tae W. Kim, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Staff Pediatric Anesthesiologist
University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
Minneapolis, MN

Ethics, Patient Safety, and Medicolegal Issues
Barbara Jericho, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Essentials of Neuroanesthesia: Part 1
Ehab Farag, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western University 
Director of Clinical Research, Department of General Anesthesia
Anesthesia Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Essentials of Neuroanesthesia: Part 2
Ehab Farag, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western University 
Director of Clinical Research, Department of General Anesthesia
Anesthesia Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Essentials of Neuroanesthesia: Part 3
Ehab Farag, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western University 
Director of Clinical Research, Department of General Anesthesia
Anesthesia Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Neurological Trauma
Arne Budde, DO
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Medical Director, Center for Perioperative Services
Director of Trauma Anesthesia 
Penn State Health and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Acute and Chronic Respiratory Problems
Donald E. Crabtree, DO
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Alexander, AR

Asthma, Allergy, and Anesthesia
Thomas A. Moore II, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurological Surgery
Director, Neurosurgical Anesthesia
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL

Anesthesia for Thoracic and Thoracoscopic Surgery
Peter Slinger, MD 
Professor of Anesthesia
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Toronto, ON

Important Aspects of Critical Care
Edward Bittner, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
Fellowship Director for Critical Care
Harvard Medical School
Associate Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Heart Diseases and Anesthesia: Part 1
Jochen Steppan, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Director of Perioperative Medicine, High Risk Cardiovascular Disease
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Heart Diseases and Anesthesia: Part 2
Jochen Steppan, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Director of Perioperative Medicine, High Risk Cardiovascular Disease 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Cardiac Anesthesiology: Part 1
Arthur Wallace, MD 
Professor and Vice Chair of Anesthesiology
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Chief of Anesthesia, San Francisco VA Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Cardiac Anesthesiology: Part 2
Arthur Wallace, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Anesthesiology
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Chief of Anesthesia, San Francisco VA Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery
Arthur Wallace, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Anesthesiology
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Chief of Anesthesia, San Francisco VA Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Anesthesia for Abdominal and General Surgery
Kristopher Schroeder, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI

Anesthesia for the Obese Patient
Jerry Ingrande, MD, MS
Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
San Diego, CA

The Renal System and Anesthesia for Urologic Surgery
Mark Stafford-Smith, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Vice Chair of Education and Director of Fellowship Education
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Hematologic Diseases and Anesthesia
Aryeh Shander, MD
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine, and Surgery
Icahn  School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Emeritus Chief, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Hyperbaric Medicine
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Rutgers University School of Medicine,
Newark NJ

Endocrine Diseases and Anesthesia: Part 1
Bobbie Jean Sweitzer, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Perioperative Medicine
Northwestern University School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Endocrine Diseases and Anesthesia: Part 2
Bobbie Jean Sweitzer, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Perioperative Medicine
Northwestern University School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Anesthesia and Adult Neuromuscular Disease
Sergio Bergese, MD
Professor of Anesthesia and Neurologic Surgery
Director of Neurosurgical Anesthesia
Director of Clinical and Neurological Research
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Acute and Chronic Pain and Its Management
Shaheen Lakhan, MD, PhD, MeD, MS, FAAN
Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience
Former Chief of Pain Management 
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Medical Director, Sage Therapeutics 
Boston, MA

Basic Considerations for Pediatric Anesthesia
Jerrold Lerman, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biosciences
Buffalo, NY

Neonatal Surgical Emergencies
Jerrold Lerman, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biosciences
Buffalo, NY

Pediatric Outpatient Anesthesia
Raafat S. Hannallah, MD
Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
George Washington University School of Medicine 
Children's National Health System
Washington, DC

Anesthesia Considerations in Pediatric Subspecialty Surgery
Jerrold Lerman, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biosciences
Buffalo, NY

Anesthesia Considerations in Pediatric Subspecialty Surgery
Jerrold Lerman, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biosciences
Buffalo, NY

Pediatric Anesthesia Challenges
Raafat S. Hannallah, MD
Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
George Washington University School of Medicine
Children's National Health System
Washington, DC

Anesthesia for Pediatric Neuromuscular Diseases
Jerrold Lerman, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biosciences
Buffalo, NY

Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery
Gary Scott, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Anesthesia for Obstetrics: Part 1
David Gambling, MB, BS
Volunteer Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
Director of Surgical Services, and Chief, Department of Anesthesiology
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns
San Diego, CA

Anesthesia for Obstetrics: Part 2
David Gambling, MB, BS
Volunteer Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
Director of Surgical Services, and Chief, Department of Anesthesiology
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns
San Diego, CA

Neonatal Resuscitation and PALS
David Steward, MD
Honorary Professor of Anesthesia, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Past Director of Anesthesiology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 
University of Southern California
Blaine, WA

Anesthesia for Ophthalmologic Procedures
Tina Tran, MD
Past-President of the Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine 
Co-Director of Clinical Anesthesiology Clerkship
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Chief of Anesthesiology, Wilmer Eye Institute 
Baltimore, MD

Anesthesia for Adult ENT Procedures
Sarah Hartlage, DO
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

Anesthesia for Trauma and Burns
Donald E. Crabtree, DO
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Alexander, AR

Anesthesia for Geriatric Patients 
Aman Upadhyay, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Pain Medicine Senior Staff, and
Director of Pain Medicine Research
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine,
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI

How to Pass the Oral and Applied Examinations
David Steward, MD
Honorary Professor of Anesthesia, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Past Director of Anesthesiology Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 
University of Southern California
Blaine, WA

 

 

Sample Lectures

Cardiovascular Physiology
June Chan, MB, BS

Anesthesia for Thoracic and Thoracoscopic Surgery
Peter Slinger, MD

Cardiac Anesthesiology
Arthur Wallace, MD

Acute and Chronic Pain and Its Management
Shaheen Lakhan, MD, PhD, MeD, MS, FAAN

Basic Considerations for Pediatric Anesthesia
Jerrold Lerman, MD

How to Pass the Oral and Applied Examinations
David Steward, MD

 

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Anesthesiology Board Review-Third Edition — This program has been prior-approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 46.75 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1037615; Expiration Date 4/30/2022.

CRNAs must earn a score of 80% to receive credit, and are not permitted to retest due to features of the Audio Digest testing mechanism. A Learner Assessment/Program Evaluation form must be completed and submitted with each passed test before credit is awarded.


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