CME Information

Continuing Medical Education Information

Directly Sponsored by the American Society of Anesthesiologists


Overall Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1.  Assess the potential applications of emerging issues and advances that affect the practice of anesthesia.
2.  Integrate technical knowledge about state-of-the-art procedures, advanced therapeutic agents and medical device uses into practice.
3.  Apply contemporary practice management skills and knowledge of regulatory issues to the efficient and safe delivery of patient care.
4.  Translate expanded knowledge into improvements in practice, patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.


Accreditation and Designation Statements

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ASA designates this live activity for a maximum of 44 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CME Certificates

Attendees can enter session attendance information and print their own certificates from any computer with an Internet connection beginning 24 hours after the session is completed. Participants can print their CME certificates during the meeting at computer kiosks provided by ASA in designated areas. Attendees must claim CME for ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 by December 31, 2014.



Disclosure

The American Society of Anesthesiologists adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Disclosure of the planning committee and faculty’s commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations.



Resolutions of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the American Society of Anesthesiologists has implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.

All faculty and planning committee members are required to disclose any financial relationships and will be listed accordingly at goanesthesiology.org.

For a full listing of all presenters and their sessions, visit goanesthesiology.org.


Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.


Special Needs Statement

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is committed to making its activities accessible to all individuals. If you are in need of an accommodation, please do not hesitate to call and/or submit a description of your needs in writing in order to receive service.


Commercial Support Acknowledgement

The American Society of Anesthesiologists gratefully acknowledges commercial support for ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014. A list of commercial supporters will be published in the Meeting Guide and Exhibit Guide found online at goanesthesiology.org.


Attend Select Educational Sessions to Earn Credit Toward MOCA®

ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 offers several opportunities to help fulfill your Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) requirements. Sessions marked with the MOC-PS icon will count toward Part 2 Patient Safety requirements. Look for the MOC-PS icon to identify designated sessions.

Please note: In order to claim CME credit for MOCA®, attendees are required to attend the entire session and have their name badge scanned at the conclusion of the session.


Ethics Education

Selected sessions have been identified to help meet individual state and institutional ethics education requirements. Please check with your regulatory body for qualifying criteria.


Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia

Ultrasound-guided Regional Anesthesia (UGRA) Education and Clinical Training Portfolio is a joint ASRA-ASA initiative to provide applicants with a comprehensive educational and training experience that fulfills current training recommendations for UGRA.


Perioperative Surgical Home Model

Sessions that will address the Perioperative Surgical Home model.


Many More Opportunities Available at Education Booth

Learn about ASA’s MOCA® offerings, including the Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPAI) modules, Self-Assessment Module-Pain Medicine (SAM-PM), online patient safety courses, Anesthesiology Continuing Education (ACE), the Self-Education and Evaluation (SEE) Program, and the Simulation Education Network. Other CME opportunities include practice management online modules, ethics modules, journal CME and more. Stop by the Education Booth and visit the ASA Education Center to discover how to fulfill your MOCA® needs.


Learning Track Codes

AM  Ambulatory Anesthesia
CA  Cardiac Anesthesia
CC  Critical Care Medicine
FA  Fundamentals of Anesthesiology
NA  Neuroanesthesia
OB  Obstetric Anesthesia
PN  Pain Medicine
PD  Pediatric Anesthesia
PI  Professional Issues
RA  Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain
 


Special Designations

E  Ethics Session
MOC-PS Maintenance of Certification
UGRA  Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Portfolio
PSH  Perioperative Surgical Home

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®.

This patient safety activity helps fulfill the patient safety CME requirement for Part II of the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®) of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA® requirements.