SAMBA Webinar Series

    The SAMBA Webinar Series is a quarterly web-based lecture series on topics in ambulatory anesthesia with Q&A. The Webinar Series is produced in association with the SAMBA Resident Section.

    Upcoming Webinars

    There will not be a webinar in the month of April. More information about future webinars is coming soon!

    Past Webinars 

    Perioperative Management of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs): Interpretation, Pitfalls and Perioperative Strategies

    March 18th, 2015
    7:30 pm EDT/6:30 pm CDT
    Presenter: Rebecca Gerlach, MD
    Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care
    Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care
    University of Chicago

    Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this learning activity, participants should be able to:

    -  Anticipate common CIED problems in ambulatory surgery and procedures
    -  Interpret CIED modes and predict intraoperative response
    -  Devise a perioperative management plan, including preoperative assessment, intraoperative management and postoperative care
    -  Perform emergency defibrillation or cardioversion with a CIED in place

    SEDASYS-An Introduction

    February 17, 2015
    7:30 pm EST/4:30pm PST
    Presenter: Walter Maurer, MD
    Section Chief, Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA)
    Anesthesiology Institute
    Cleveland Clinic
    Cleveland, OH 

    Description: This talk will cover the early implementation and potential impacts of SEDASYS.

    Slides not available. 

    TTE For Ambulatory Patients, You Can Do It!

    January 13, 2015
    7:30 pm EST/4:30 pm PST
    Presenter: Joshua Zimmerman, MD
    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
    University of Utah 

    Description: This lecture will be on focused cardiac ultrasound. 

    Slides not available. 

    Adult Patient With OSA For Ambulatory Surgery: An Update 

    December 3, 2014
    7:30 pm EST/4:30 pm PST
    Presenter: Dr. Girish Joshi 

    Learning Objectives: After participating in this activity, the learner will be able to:

    1) Identify the perioperative challenges in these patients;
    2) Describe preoperative evaluation and preparation of the sleep apnea patients;
    3) Justify appropriate selection of these patients for ambulatory surgical procedures;
    4) Recognize anesthetic considerations that minimize perioperative risks in these patients;
    5) Identify criteria for discharge home of these outpatients.

    Description: This lecture will provide an update on the management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea, a patient population that is increasing significantly. In addition, to recent publications, the SAMBA recommendations for selection of patients with OSA will be presented.

    Click here to download the presentation slides. 

    What to Know About Extremes of Age in Your Ambulatory Practice

    April 2, 2014, 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
    Presenter: Dr. Steven Butz

    Although acceptability of patients at the extremes of age has been questioned by some ambulatory centers, age alone should not be considered a deterrent in the selection of patients for ambulatory surgery. This webinar addresses the Issues that an ambulatory anesthesiologist may experience in his or her practice. Clinical issues that affect the very young and the very old will be explored. Neurocognitive issues like anesthesia toxicity to the developing brain and post-operative cognitive deficits in the elderly will be addressed.

    Dr. Steven Butz is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and is the Medical Director of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Surgicenter. Please join us for this very special presentation!


    "Anesthesia for Ambulatory Adeno-tonsillectomy in the Obese Child"
    November 12, 2013, 7:00 pm EDT (4pm PST)
    Dr. Raafat S. Hannallah, M.D.
    Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
    George Washington University Medical Center, Senior Attending Anesthesiologist at Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

    As adult outpatient surgery continues to grow throughout the world, so too does the expansion of pediatric procedures being routinely performed in the ambulatory setting. Furthermore, a growing population of pediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea is being referred for outpatient procedures including adeno-tonsillectomy. This installment of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) Webinar Series features a presentation about challenges anesthesiologists face in the pediatric ambulatory setting. Specifically, Dr. Hannallah will address the challenges of caring for the obese child in the ambulatory setting presenting for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.
    Dr. Hannallah has authored and coauthored more than 100 articles, 110 abstracts, 35 books and book chapters, and 300 invited lectures and presentations around the world concerning pediatric perioperative anesthetic management, ambulatory anesthesia and pain management, and related topics. His expertise in pediatric ambulatory anesthesia provides a valuable resource for all anesthesia practitioners.

    Please join us on November 12th for this very special presentation.

    Produced in association with the SAMBA Resident Section

    Archived Webinars

    SAMBA Members: access archived recordings of SAMBA webinars from 2011-2013 by CLICKING HERE. 

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