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Anesthesia Camp Grand Cayman 2014 CME

January 29 - February 1, 2014
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to: Treat anemia and/or hypovolemia; diagnose and treat coagulopathies; reduce the rate of ‘never events'; provide anesthetics to elderly patients that hopefully maximize rapid recovery of function and discharge.  

The Duke University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.(General Session=22 credits; Optional Sail=2 Credits for a total of 24 CME Credits)

Venue: Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman
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Read Article Summaries From Top Medical Journals

1 Anesthesia for a patient with Fanconi anemia for developmental dislocation of the hip: A case report Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia, July 31, 2014 Free full text

2 The rationale for microcirculatory guided fluid therapy Current Opinion in Critical Care, May 2, 2014 Review Article

3 Tissue oxygen saturation and finger perfusion index in central hypovolemia: Influence of pain Critical Care Medicine, March 23, 2015

4 Penn Medicine researchers discover possible new general anesthetics Penn Medicine, January 22, 2015

5 Researchers make breakthrough on new anesthetics American Society of Anesthesiologists News, January 21, 2015

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  • WBC count: 7400
  • Neutrophil count: 53%
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  • Haptoglobin: 9 mg/dL
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