NEW! The SAMBA 31st Annual Meeting Recordings are now available for purchase! This bundle includes all sessions listed below, worth up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm for eligible practitioners. The online course, course evaluation, and the final CME certificate are all hosted through the ASA Education Center website. 

Member Pricing: $250 for all seven sessions
Non-member Pricing: $350 for all seven sessions 

Please note: SAMBA sends bi-weekly reports to ASA on the purchase of this online course.  If you have not heard from ASA within three business days of purchasing the recording, please let us know. ASA will add the course to the accounts of the purchaser with current ASA login information. If you do not currently have an ASA account, you will receive instructions on how to login for the first time from ASA. The final course CME certificate is issued by ASA through the ASA Education Center.

The listing of sessions is below:

General Session 1: ASC Opportunities and Challenges

a)     Enhanced Recovery After Surgery – Tong J. Gan, M.D. 
b)     Emergency Preparedness – J. Lance Lichtor, M.D.
c)     Managing Personnel – Arnaldo Valedon, M.D.

General Session 2: Accreditation and Regulatory Issues

a)     Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. – Meena Desai, M.D.
b)     American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. – Hector Vila, M.D.
c)     CMS and Regulatory Issues – Beverly Philip, M.D.
d)     Joint Commission – Don Arnold, M.D.

General Session 3: Quality and Outcomes

a)     Using SCOR to Improve Quality & Outcomes in Your Practice – Karen Carlson, M.D., M.B.A.
b)     PSH and Safety, Douglas Merrill – M.D., M.B.A.
c)     Patient Selection in Ambulatory Surgery, Girish Joshi – M.B.B.S., M.D., F.F.A.R.C.S.

General Session 4: Practice Management

a)     Selecting a Billing and Management Company & GPOs –Josh Gantz
b)     Making Smart Choices in a Changing & Consolidating Market – Judith Jurin Semo, J.D.
c)     Lean Management: Making Changes to Your Practice That Last – Chris Jankowski, M.D.

General Session 5: State of the Art

a)     Improving TIVA with EEG – Donald Matthews, M.D.

General Session 7: Important NORA Questions in 2016

a)     Am I Causing Patient Harm? Deep Propofol Sedation and Aspiration – Sekar S. Bhavani, M.D.
b)     Do I Have the Right NORA Policies? NPO, Escort, Discharge, Etc. – Basem Abdelmalak, M.D.
c)     Is My NORA Workplace Safe for Both Me and My Patients? – Mark C. Phillips, M.D. 
d)     Am I Causing Patient Harm? Pediatric Neurotoxicity and NORA – Ann Lawrence, D.O.

General Session 8: Challenging Patients, Difficult Situations

a)     How to Keep the Saturation Up When the Weight’s Up Too! – David Wong, M.D.
b)     Dealing with Neurological Disease in the ASC – Mary Ann Vann, M.D.
c)     Don’t Let Your ASC Get “Celebrity Syndrome” – Fred Shapiro, D.O.


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Accreditation Information: 

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 the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia.)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians that attended the live 31st Annual Meeting and claimed credit for the above sessions are ineligible to gain credits for the recordings.