Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Anesthesiology Volume 55, Issue 12: Anesthesiology in the Elderly/Anesthesiology and Coexisting Disease

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Martin H. Dauber, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL , presented Preoperative Evaluation of Elderly Patients; and Peter K. Schoenwald, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and Associate Director, Anesthesiology Education, and Staff Anesthesiologist, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, presented on Pulmonary Disease.

Audio-Digest Foundation announces the release of Anesthesiology Volume 55, Issue 12: Anesthesiology in the Elderly/Anesthesiology and Coexisting Disease.

The goals of this program are to improve the perioperative assessment of the elderly patient and the management of patients with pulmonary disease. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:
1. Apply the geriatric risk assessment by American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) screening criteria in the preoperative evaluation.
2. Distinguish between patients requiring preoperative optimization and those who may be assessed on the day of surgery.
3. Explain the importance of closing volume and closing capacity.
4. Anticipate and appropriately treat intraoperative bronchospasm.
5. Describe the physiologic effects of smoking cessation.

The original programs were presented by Martin H. Dauber, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL , and Peter K. Schoenwald, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and Associate Director, Anesthesiology Education, and Staff Anesthesiologist, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology, by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions.

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of California, San Diego, The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.

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