SOAP Fundamentals Virtual Event
January 28, 2023 & February 11, 2023 SOAP Fundamentals logo

Thank you for attending the inaugural SOAP Fundamentals, our NEW program designed for under-resourced areas. These are often times rural or areas that do not have an obstetric anesthesiologist on staff. Our virtual meeting drew over 50 registrants and featured high quality sessions and expert faculty. We are grateful to our presenters and planning committees for their work.

Research indicates that there are areas in the United States where access to obstetric anesthesia care is limited or unavailable, despite economic resources.  In these areas, the healthcare team may be comprised of obstetricians, family physicians, anesthesiologists, CRNAs, and other medical professionals who are not formally trained in OB Anesthesia.

SOAP Fundamentals was designed to enhance the knowledge base of these healthcare teams in an effort to fulfill SOAP's mission of advancing and advocating for the health of pregnant women and their babies through research, education, and best practices in obstetric anesthesia care.

Recorded content and conference materials are available on-demand in the SOAP Learning Center for all registrants.

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Educational Credit

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this other activity (live and on-demand for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Deadline to claim CME Credit from ASA: December 31, 2023.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 8.75 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1042893; Expiration Date 2/11/2023. 

Requirements to claim CE from AANA:

Paced Learning

This event was paced to accommodate your schedule with three phases, including a live virtual event with faculty, self-paced study, and a final live wrap-up session with faculty for questions and answers. 

Phase  Date  Time  Event
Phase 1 January 28 8:00am - 11:20am (CST) Live Virtual Event (will be recorded and available in Learning Center post event) 
Phase 2 January 29 - February 10 Self-paced  Self Paced Online Resource Materials Review
Phase 3 February 11 9:00am - 11:00am (CST)  "Office Hours"  Live Virtual Event (will be recorded and available in Learning Center post event) 


Phase 1:  January 28, 2023 - Live Virtual Event
This program was recorded and is available in Learning Center post event for pre-registered attendees.

Time (all times are Central)   Lecture 
8:00am - 8:10am Welcome & Program Overview - Maternal Mortality Overview
Carlos Delgado, MD 
8:10am - 8:20am Questions & Answers
8:20am - 8:40am Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery 
Emily Dinges, MD 
8:40am - 8:50am  Questions & Answers
8:50am - 9:10am Peri-partum Cardiac Arrest
Kaitlyn Brennan, MD
9:10am - 9:20am Questions & Answers
9:20am - 9:40am Neuraxial Ultrasound
Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, CRNA
9:40am - 9:50am Questions & Answers
9:50am - 10:10am Thrombocytopenia
Stephanie Raschilla, DNP, CRNA
 10:10am - 10:20am  Questions & Answers
10:20am - 10:40am Neurological deficits after Neuraxial Anesthesia/Analgesia
Amy Lee, MD 
10:40am - 10:50am Questions & Answers
10:50am - 11:10am  Amniotic Fluid Embolism
Benjamin Cobb, MD 
11:10am - 11:20am Questions & Answers
















Phase 2:  January 29, 2023 thru February 10, 2023 - Self Paced Online Resource Materials Review
During this time period, attendees accessed the pre-recorded modules below at their own pace. These additional resources augmented the education delivered during the Virtual Live Event.   

Topic  Speaker
Neuraxial Analgesia  Barbara Orlando, MD 
Non-neuraxial Labor Analgesia Emily Dinges, MD 
Optimized Multimodal Pain Management  Laura Kaufman, MD
Maternal Sepsis Emily Naoum, MD 
Pre-eclampsia and the Anesthesiologist  Sheena Hembrador, MD 
Postpartum Hemorrhage  Anjum Anwar, MD
Post-dural Puncture Headache Anjum Anwar, MD
Non-obstetric Surgery during Pregnancy Jack Peace, MD
Placenta Accreta Spectrum  Nicole Higgins, MD & Hiba Mustafa, MD
The Obstetric Airway  Allison Lee, MD 
Chronic Opioid Use Beth Clayton, DNP, CRNA











Phase 3:  February 11, 2023, 9:00am - 11:00am Central - "Office Hours" Live Virtual Event
Attendees joined speakers to discuss how to apply concepts from previous lectures and self-study modules in daily practice. This phase focused on interactive discussion and question & answers. Attendees submitted questions in advance as well as during the live virtual event. This program was recorded and is available in Learning Center post event for pre-registered attendees.

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