Safety and Efficacy of the Reversal of Neuromuscular Blockade in Outpatient/Ambulatory Surgery
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Safety and Efficacy of the Reversal of Neuromuscular Blockade in Outpatient/Ambulatory Surgery

Safety and Efficacy of the Reversal of Neuromuscular Blockade in Outpatient/Ambulatory Surgery

Intraoperative use of neuromuscular blocking (NMB) drugs and postoperative residual weakness have been identified as key risk factors in anesthetic-related morbidity and mortality, as well as increased overall costs. Residual neuromuscular block in the postoperative phase is increasingly recognized as a complication of the use of non-depolarizing NMB drugs.

That said, complex surgical procedures are increasingly performed in an outpatient setting. In the US, it is estimated that over 60% of surgical and non-surgical procedures are now performed as day-cases, with approximately 40% of these occurring in free-standing ambulatory surgery centers. For anesthesiologists and their care teams, the challenge of ambulatory surgery lies in balancing anesthesia with a safe and rapid recovery to a level of minimal or no residual cognitive and psychomotor impairment.

In this course, you will learn how to recognize the risk factors associated with preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative neuromuscular blockade and implement safe and effective monitoring of residual postoperative neuromuscular blockade and recovery.

This FREE program is supported by an educational grant from Merck.

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 the safety and efficacy of the reversal of NMB in outpatient surgery. 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.

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: 12/20/2017

Activity Expiration Date: 12/19/2019


 

Activity Release Date:
12/20/2017

Activity Expiration Date:
12/19/2019

  • List Price: Free
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Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to recognize the risk factors associated with preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative neuromuscular blockade and implement safe and effective monitoring of residual postoperative neuromuscular blockade and recovery.

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