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Administration of potent anesthetic drugs with small intrinsic margins between effective doses and overdose requires constant vigilance. Anesthesiologists are acutely aware of the numerous claims related to drug errors included in the ASA Closed Claims Database and are familiar with the lexicon that classifies mechanisms of drug errors. Therefore, anesthesiologists know that the most common distinct mechanisms of error are substitution, insertion, and incorrect dose. They also must recognize that an incorrect dose is most likely to produce serious or even fatal consequences. Physicians need to regularly review the OR procedures to ensure safe drug use, and be alerted to the change before the drugs are provided and stocked in the OR.
This case-based CME program educates through the presentation of patient safety scenarios, and is available exclusively online. Patient safety is a component of the American Board of Anesthesiology's MOCA® requirements.
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS IN PATIENT SAFETY (CPPS)This activity meets the criteria of the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety for .75 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 Module - Drug Errors in Anesthesia has met the MOC requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) by the following ABMS Member Boards:
Anesthesiology, Thoracic Surgery, Urology
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.
CME Credit:0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Required Hardware / Software:Internet connection, Adobe Acrobat Reader
Activity Release Date:03/07/2017
Activity Expiration Date:03/06/2020
Learning Objectives: After successfully completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the types of drug errors and their standard definitions.- Recognize mechanisms of drug errors in the operating room. - State the frequency of errors associated with various commonly used drugs....
- Describe the types of drug errors and their standard definitions.- Recognize mechanisms of drug errors in the operating room. - State the frequency of errors associated with various commonly used drugs. - Cite various management strategies to minimize drug errors in anesthesia. Target Audience: Anesthesiologists, thoracic surgeons, urologists
Course Author: Tetsu Uejima, M.D., has reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
ASA Staff: Joseph Barnett has reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
CME Accreditation Statement: The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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.
Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®.
Disclosure Statement: 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.
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.
Required Hardware / Software: Internet connection, web browser version must have been released within the last three years.
Activity Release Date: 03/05/2014
Activity Re-Release Date: 03/07/2017
Activity Expiration Date: 03/06/2020
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