Texas Society of Anesthesiologists


Target Audience

This activity is designed for anesthesiologists and resident anesthesiologists from Texas and surrounding states.

Educational Methods

The educational methods consist of didactic lectures, workshops and hands-on sessions with opportunities for Q&A from the audience and panel discussions.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Texas Medical Association and Texas Society of Anesthesiologists. The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The Texas Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Texas Medical Association designates the presentations “The Forefront of the Anesthesia Battles”, “Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in Healthcare”, “Q&A”, “Environmental Consciousness: Provider and Societal Implications of Micro and Macro Pollution From the Hospitals”, and “Transgender Teenagers Providing Culturally Competent Care to Transgender Youths” for a total of 3.0 hours in ethics/professional responsibility education. Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility Education topics are identified with .

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program®, MOCA® and MOCA® 2.0 are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®. A portion of the TSA 2021 Annual Meeting helps fulfill The American Board of Anesthesiology® (MOCA®) and MOCA® 2.0 requirements.

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.

Certification in Anesthesiology Program®, MOCA® & MOCA® 2.0 topics are identified with .

Program Objectives

The practitioner of anesthesiology must possess the scientific background for clinical practice and must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty, but of all additional related disciplines which may impact it. The anesthesiologist must serve as an expert in matters involving health care delivery, and serve as an informed provider/manager of clinical and educational services. The anesthesiologist must maintain an up-to-theminute armamentarium of knowledge skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents and procedures necessary for the provision of quality patient care. As more surgical procedures are performed outside the operating room, anesthesiologists must be familiar with the various clinical settings and medical emergencies with which he/she may be confronted. Anesthesiologists must consistently update their knowledge level and skills. At the conclusion of this CME activity, attendees should be able to:

  • To receive information on any new laws that affect a physician or facility’s ability to bill in Texas;

  • For physician anesthesiologists to converse over the ways in which government defines scope of practice and the ways in which that definition can be affected through the executive and legislative branches of government;

  • Explore the secondary effects of recent legislative efforts to combat the opioid epidemic on chronic pain patients;

  • Identify clinical indications and contraindications for ketamine use in acute pain management;

  • Discuss the pathophysiologic mechanisms of complications associated with the use of sugammadex;

  • Contrast risks and benefits of perioperative aspirin therapy in non-cardiac, cardiac, and vascular surgery;

  • Identify patient factors and surgical factors that place a patient at higher risk for POVL;

  • Compare and contrast recent pertinent literature from leading high impact scientific publications and integrate this information into daily practice;

  • Review the anesthetic implications of pediatric airway on induction, maintenance, and emergence from anesthesia;

  • Define stress in the health care environment and how stress effects healthcare professionals;

  • Recognize treatment gaps in complex pain patients who are admitted to the hospital for medical illness or surgery;

  • Develop a strategy to optimize blood utilization to minimize risk of transfusion vs anemia;

  • Discuss anesthesiologists' special skills in reducing preventable causes of maternal morbidity and mortality (e.g. managing co-morbidities such as cardiac disease, resuscitation during massive hemorrhage) as part of the multi-disciplinary team on L&D.

  • Recognize the causes of anesthesia-related complications based on choice of anesthesia during pregnancy and delivery;

  • Compare the public health outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic to that of typical influenza spread and recent influenza pandemics;

  • Describe the clinical experiences of the COVID-19 critical care team at MDACC;

  • Become familiar with the evidence-based therapies included in 'hemostatic resuscitation.';

  • Design a personal strategy for managing patients with stents, APT and other pharmacological interventions as well as postoperative surveillance strategies;

  • Identify targeted management strategies when caring for post-cardiac arrest patients in the operating room that may increase the likelihood of a good neurologic outcome;

  • Translate aviation checklist management into the operating room;

  • Present evidence-based solutions for safe and efficient anesthetic care in non-operating room locations;

  • Consider implementing practice guidelines for post-operative troponin screening;

  • Discuss current recommendations for the perioperative management of patients who engage in vaping, including patients with known or suspected EVALI;

  • Discuss challenges in implementing Enhanced Recovery Programs as standard of care;

  • Compare and contrast recent pertinent literature from leading high impact scientific publications and integrate this information into daily practice;

  • Describe potential anesthetic implications for a patient with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome;

  • Review the efficacy of CBD and THC for pain management;

  • Dispel common myths of opioid sparing anesthesia;

  • Delineate clinical applications in the operating room;

  • Describe the current model of pain perception by the neonate and how it differs from that of the premature infant;

  • Discuss possible treatment guidelines that incorporate NIRS and standard monitoring techniques;

  • Enumerate and define three useful perioperative anesthesia Quality Improvement (QI) process or outcomes measures;

  • Contrast the challenge of implementing effective Clinical Support tools the perioperative environment with challenges in other clinical settings.

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