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Optimal neuromuscular blockade and recovery is widely recognized as an important strategy to help prevent complications. Despite this belief, many clinicians underestimate the incidence and effects of residual neuromuscular block and incorrectly believe that it can be diagnosed with good clinical experience, bedside tests and subjective approaches to monitoring. Learn safe, effective, and consistent intraoperative approaches to monitoring with the latest developments in pharmacology to help pave the way to improved outcomes in post-neuromuscular blockade with this FREE online course sponsored by Merck. Anesthesiologists and the entire care team will benefit from participating in this educational activity.
This FREE program is supported by an educational grant from Merck.
This activity helps to fulfill your continuing medical education requirements for MOCA 2.0® Part II and IV activity points.Part IV points are 7.5 and they can be achieved by completing modules 2 and 3.
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 1 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1035596; Expiration Date 9/30/2019.
This is a 3 module education activity with up to 2.5 credits available for completion of Module 1 and up to 7.5 additional credits available after completion of Modules 2 and 3 for a total of 10 credits.
Didactic. Module 1 provides a series of presentations and quizzes to help you learn concepts relevant to Neuromuscular Monitoring. Up to 2.5 credits are available upon completion.
The optional Performance Improvement part starts with Module 2. Through a series of guided questions and utilizing concepts learned, you will create a Performance Improvement Action Plan. Subscribe to the discussion board to post comments or questions. See directions on how to subscribe.
After plan submission, spend a minimum of 14 days for implementation. On day 15 you will have access to Module 3 to reflect and report on outcomes. Up to 7.5 credits are available upon completion.
Activity Release Date: 09/28/2017
Activity Expiration Date: 09/30/2019
Activity Release Date:09/28/2017
Activity Expiration Date:09/30/2019
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Learning Objectives: After successfully completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Recognize at least 3 complications associated with residual neuromuscular blockade- Identify at least 2 evidence-based monitoring strategies to determine neuromuscular blockade and recovery- Identify...
- Recognize at least 3 complications associated with residual neuromuscular blockade- Identify at least 2 evidence-based monitoring strategies to determine neuromuscular blockade and recovery- Identify the mechanisms of action associated with effective neuromuscular monitoring correlated with the reversal of neuromuscular blockade- Based on case examples, appropriately select devices or techniques that facilitate recovery from neuromuscular blockade
Target Audience: This activity is intended for Physician Anesthesiologists, Anesthesiologist Assistants, CRNAs, Post-Operative Recovery Room Nurses/Critical Care Nurses/Others, Ambulatory and OR Care Team Members, Perioperative pharmacists and the Anesthesia Care Team.
Glenn Murphy, M.D. has indicated that he conducted funded research, received consulting fees, and honoraria from Merck.J. Ross Renew, M.D. has indicated that he conducted funded research, for Merck.Michael M. Todd, M.D. has reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Joseph Barnett and Gerry Higgins have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physicians: ASA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®
This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0™. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
This activity contributes to the Part IV: Improvement in Medical Practice requirement of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®) known as MOCA 2.0™. Part IV points are 7.5 and they can be achieved by completing modules 2 and 3. Please consult the ABA website, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 Part IV requirements and their associated point values.
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.
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.
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