Perioperative Management-In Its 39th Year, Short Course | Online (optional) | Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, United States
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Perioperative Management-In Its 39th Year

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The curriculum for this Perioperative Management-In Its 39th Year course offered by Johns Hopkins University was specifically created to address the needs of clinicians who provide care for patients before, during, and after surgery.


What you will learn

The learning objectives of the Perioperative Management-In Its 39th Year course offered by Johns Hopkins University are:

  • Describe current guidelines for preoperative cardiac and pulmonary risk assessment and list several ways to predict and prevent cardiac and pulmonary complications using preoperative testing and intraoperative and postoperative interventions.
  • List several long term complications of COVID that can impact perioperative care, and describe strategies to mitigate perioperative risk in patients with a history of SARS-CoV-2 exposure.
  • Recognize the risks of perioperative anemia and transfusion as well as the risks and benefits of perioperative anti-thrombotic therapies, and list several strategies to reduce bleeding and thrombotic complications through evidence-based approaches to anemia management, transfusion, coagulation testing, and pharmacologic interventions with anti-thrombotic and anti-fibrinolytic agents.
  • Describe the perioperative complications associated with diabetes, renal insufficiency, liver disease, delirium, and frailty, and list current management strategies to optimize outcomes in patients with these medical conditions.
  • Describe strategies to control acute postoperative pain and reduce risk for chronic opioid dependency in patients who undergo surgery.
  • Recognize how to prevent, diagnose, and treat common healthcare associated infections that complicate surgical procedures.
  • Recognize the impact of burnout, and its relation to gender, race, and micro-aggressions, on clinician wellbeing and patient safety, and describe strategies to improve work-force wellbeing, communication, and the quality/safety of clinical care for of individual healthcare worker, patients, and the health system.
  • Recognize basic views for real-time ultrasound guided vascular access and perform vascular access on simulation equipment using ultrasound
  • Recognize and interpret basic transthoracic ultrasound views of cardiac and lung structures 
  • Apply basic ultrasound algorithms to diagnose and manage an unstable perioperative patient
  • Recognize and interpret ultrasound views of peripheral nerve structures and how ultrasound can facilitate performance of peripheral nerve blocks for upper and lower extremity surgery
  • Recognize the causal role of gratitude in well-being 
  • Perform a brief gratitude intervention in real time
  • List several wellbeing improvements associated with awe and wonder interventions 
  • Perform a brief awe intervention in real time.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • care for patients before, during, and after surgery
  • examination of the evidence-based peer-reviewed literature
  • recent research
  • feedback from course participants
  • input from expert colleagues inside and outside Johns Hopkins

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 4 days
  • Part-time
    • 4 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Specialties - Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, General Surgery, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Medicine, Physician Assistant

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Baltimore

1240 - 2100 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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