PeRLS: Perioperative Resuscitation and Life Support Certificate Program

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Credits Available: CME, Patient Safety

The all-new PeRLS: Perioperative Resuscitation and Life Support Certificate course is highly rated as the preferred clinically relevant advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) training for anesthesiologists and the perioperative team. It includes all...  Read More +

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The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

The course objectives are to help you improve your awareness, knowledge, and skills in identifying signs and symptoms and outlining appropriate measures for managing crisis situations in the OR. At the completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify rare and complex prearrest circulatory crises that require immediate response in the perioperative setting.
  • Review the essentials of BLS and ALS.
  • Manage various forms of shock that may devolve into cardiac arrest.
  • Apply principles of monitoring and management of ventilation, gas trapping, and resuscitation to hemodynamic instability and cardiac arrest.
  • Outline treatment for common tachydysrhythmias and bradydysrhythmias, pump shock, airway management, and hypovolemia.
  • Manage special causes of cardiac arrest including anaphylaxis, gas embolism, and malignant hyperthermia.
  • Annotate ACLS algorithms to include common peri-operative causes of bradycardia, tachycardia, and Pulseless Electrical Activity.
All perioperative physicians and members of the care team including Anesthesiologists, CAAs, CRNAs, Prep-Recovery RNs, proceduralists, surgeons, and intensivists.

Arna Banerjee, MD, FCCM
Talia Ben-Jacob, MD
Andrea Cortegiani, MD
Camila Machado De Souza, MD, PhD 
Sharon Einav, MD
Marina Gitman, MD
Mariachiara Ippolito 
Ines Lakbar, MD, MSc 
Lais Helena Navarro Lima, MD, PhD
Gerald Maccioli, MD, MBA, FCCM, FASA
Matt McEvoy, MD 
Vivek Moitra, MD
Dorthee Mueller
Mark Nunnally, MD, FCCM
Michael O'Connor MD, FCCM (Chair)
Aryeh Shander, MD, FCCM, FCCP, FASA
Roshni Sreedharan, MD, FASA
David Stahl, MD
Guy Weinberg, MD
George Williams, II, MD, FCCM, FCCP, FASA
Jason Anderson, CRNA, MSNA

Faculty Contributors
Ashish Agrawal, MD
Amber Campbell, MD, MS
Krassimir Denchev, MD, FASA
Robert Groff, MD
Megan Henley Hicks, MD
Craig S. Jabaley, MD
Catherine Kuza, MD, FASA
Steve C. Minear, MD, FASA 
Akhil Patel, MD
Ronald Pearl, MD, PhD, FASA
Shahla Siddiqui, MBBS, DABA, MSc, FCCM

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 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.

All relevant financial relationships for the planners of this activity have been mitigated.

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PeRLS: Perioperative Resuscitation and Life Support Certificate Program
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