Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA) & Does Ketamine Prevent Post-Op Delirium?
After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Describe the roles of the members of the health care team in their respective responsibilities for quality care.
2. Engage in discussion on up to date literature, recent articles evaluated: 1. Volatile anesthesia vs. TIVA for cardiac surgery. 2. Intraoperative Ketamine for prevention of postop delirium in older adults.
3. Describe the limitations of "Volatile Anesthetics versus Total Intravenous Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery" and how some of those limitations are inevitable when studyin TIVA vs. volatile for anesthesia maintenance.
4. Better critique the design of studies' protocols and methods of analyzing statistics. Focus will be on the difference between intention-to-treat versus as treated analysis and the implications of choosing either method.
5. Engage in a discussion of translating results of these studies into clinical practice. What did you learn that will impact your daily practice? Will it change anything you do?
Joseph Coyne, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Baystate Medical Center
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.
None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.