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One speaker will review the science of sleep deprivation as it applies to functional impairment, arguing that it is unethical for an anesthesiologist to treat patients while so impaired. The opponent speaker will argue that sleep needs are highly individualized, and that no rigid rule should be applied. Further, there is no objective means to assess for fatigue-related impairment, making such policies unenforceable.
These patient safety activities help fulfill the patient safety CME requirement for Part 2 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.
Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®.
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS IN PATIENT SAFETY (CPPS)This activity meets the criteria of the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety for 1.0 CPPS CE hours.
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) joint initiative (ABMS MOC Directory) to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Activities, Patient Safety Highlights 2015 - A Fatigued Physician is an Impaired Physician! There Must Be Rules to Protect Our Patients, has met the MOC requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) by the following ABMS Member Boards:
Colon and Rectal SurgeryPlastic Surgery
Note: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement (only). Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
Activity Release Date:11/18/2015
Activity Expiration Date:11/17/2018
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Learning Objectives:After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
1) Review the science of sleep deprivation;2) Review the arguments for mandating sleep for anesthesiologists;3) Review the barriers to implementing fatigue prevention policies.
Target AudienceAnesthesiologists, Colon...
Target AudienceAnesthesiologists, Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Thoracic Surgeons, Urologists
Faculty & CredentialsNicholas Sadovnikoff, M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MADr. Sadovnikoff trained in anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins University after completing a residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and a fellowship in critical care at Baylor College of Medicine. He joined the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine in 1998, and since 2002 has served as Co-Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Units. Also in 2002 he founded the Anesthesiology Critical Care fellowship for which he remains Program Director. A 2009 graduate of the Fellowship in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, he co-chairs the BWH Ethics Committee, is actively involved in ethics consultation work, and is a faculty member of the newly formed Harvard Center for Bioethics. He sits on the ASA Committee on Ethics, Committee on Critical Care Medicine, and Abstract Review Subcommittee on Critical Care.
Nicholas Sadovnikoff, M.D. has reported no financial relationships with commercial interests.
Michael Nurok, M.B.,Ch.B., Ph.D., Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CAMichael Nurok, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., is the Director of the Cardiac-Surgical Intensive Care Unit within the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute – the home of the largest heart transplant program in the world. Dr. Nurok earned his medical degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He completed internships in pediatrics and surgery at Somerset Hospital of the University of Cape Town. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Dr. Nurok completed his residency in anesthesia and separate fellowships in critical care medicine, cardiac and thoracic anesthesia. He earned his PhD from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France with highest honors and completed certificates in clinical effectiveness and value-based healthcare delivery at Harvard University. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, he was instrumental in creating the first Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, where he served as the Unit’s first Director.
Michael Nurok, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., is the Director of the Cardiac-Surgical Intensive Care Unit within the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute – the home of the largest heart transplant program in the world. Dr. Nurok earned his medical degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He completed internships in pediatrics and surgery at Somerset Hospital of the University of Cape Town. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Dr. Nurok completed his residency in anesthesia and separate fellowships in critical care medicine, cardiac and thoracic anesthesia. He earned his PhD from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France with highest honors and completed certificates in clinical effectiveness and value-based healthcare delivery at Harvard University. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, he was instrumental in creating the first Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, where he served as the Unit’s first Director.
Michael Nurok, M.B.,Ch.B., Ph.D. has reported no financial relationships with commercial interests.
Patient Safety Editorial Board Members David Martin, M.D., Ph.D., Jane Easdown, M.D., Markus Klass, M.D., Ph.D., Lorri Lee, M.D., Richard C. Prielipp, M.D., M.B.A., Tetsu Uejima, M.D. have reported no financial relationships with commercial interestes.
ASA StaffGerry Higgins has reported no financial relationships with commercial interests.
MOCA® Approval Statement: This activity helps fulfill the CME requirement for Part II of the ABA’s Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology program (MOCA®). Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a full list of MOCA requirements.
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The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.
DisclaimerThe 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.
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Activity Release Date: 11/9/2015Activity Expiration Date: 11/8/2018
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