Avoiding Anesthesia Complications | WebClinic 2023

This WebClinic was recorded live on July 26, 2023, and is approximately 60 minutes.

Topic:  Avoiding Anesthesia Complications
Speaker:  Barry L. Friedberg, MD
Moderator:  J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, FAACS, FACS

Failure to recognize the enormous variation in patients leads to avoidable anesthesia complications.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the activity, the learner should be able to:

  1. Recognize the 100-fold inter-individual requirements for propofol to achieve the same numerical sedation level
  2. Implement cost-effective, consistent sedation for office based cosmetic surgery
  3. Avoid over-medication, postoperative pain and postoperative nausea & vomiting (PONV)

Target Audience

Practitioners in the field of cosmetic surgery including, but not limited to, dermatology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, general surgery, ophthalmology, and plastic/reconstructive surgery.

On-Demand Access

For those who are unable to attend live, the session will be recorded and available on demand. Access instructions will be emailed to you within two weeks of the live session. On-demand viewing is not eligible for CME credits.

Registration Required

Instructions for accessing the webinar will be provided immediately upon registration.

Registration Fees

  • $40 - AACS Member (Resident)*

  • $40 - AACS Member (Training Fellow)*

  • $40 - AACS Member (Physician or Allied Health)

  • $80 - Non-Member Practitioner

*Residents and training fellows - After adding the course to your cart, use the coupon code in your renewal confirmation letter to bring the price to $0. If you need assistance, please email AACS headquarters.

CME Credit

To receive CME credit, physicians must submit the Evaluation Survey & CME Claim Form at the conclusion of the live course.

About the Speaker

Barry L. Friedberg, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist, ardent patient advocate, opioid-free anesthesia pioneer, and early adopter of brain monitoring to avoid over-medication and postoperative brain fog. Since 1992, he has been an opioid-free anesthesia provider and, since 1997, an early adopter of processed EEG monitoring.

He is a passionate educator whose lectures have been delivered in the US, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Israel, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Singapore & Kuala Lumpur.

He is the author of numerous letters to the editor, original articles and chapters. His 2007 Cambridge University Press anesthesia textbook, "Anesthesia in Cosmetic Surgery," was the first textbook to feature a pEEG monitor on the cover and first to enumerate, instead of verbally describe, levels of sedation/anesthesia.

Statistically, 50% of all published articles are never cited by later authors. Dr. Friedberg’s articles have been cited in over 200 later articles & 50 anesthesia textbooks including the No. 1 textbook, "Miller's Anesthesia."

He received a 2007 US Congressional award for the U.S. military adopting his propofol ketamine sedation technique for remote anesthesia care without need of anesthesia machines or large H tanks to run them.

His articles are on open-access ResearchGate. His earlier lectures and other educational clips appear on his YouTube channel. He is active on the LinkedIn platform.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
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This is a non-CME course. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact Hour(s)


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*Residents and training fellows - After adding the course to your cart, use the coupon code in your renewal confirmation letter to bring the price to $0. If you need assistance, please email AACS headquarters.