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Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - Controversies and Best Practices in Central Line Insertion

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Credits Available: CME, MOCA® II
This refresher course will review the evolving epidemiology of central line use in perioperative and critical care, describe advantages and drawbacks to recent technical advances in line insertion and changes in clinical practice, review recent ASA guidelines on central line insertion and discuss their criticisms and identify known and emerging high-risk complications of central line placement.

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Accreditations refers to the number of Credits, AMA PRA Credits and MOCA if listed.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

1. Examine the effectiveness of interventions for reducing wrong patient, wrong site surgery and wrong site invasive clinical procedures such as regional blocks;
2. Identify three uses for barcodes in the in the operating room and determine whether the use of barcoding is applicable in the ambulatory setting;
3. Assess the current literature supporting and contesting the utility of automated medication dispensing systems in the operating room;
4. Review practices to reduce the risk of medication errors in the ambulatory setting.
Dr. Avery Tung, M.D. has reported that he received a salary as section editor for Anesthesia & Analgesia.
<p>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. </p>
<p>Windows system requirements: Minimum 1-gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) processor or 1-GHz 64-bit (x64) processor; 1 GB RAM or higher; Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 or newer. Macintosh platform system requirements: Intel processor; 1 GB RAM or higher; Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or newer. Recommended minimum Web browsers: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 25.0, Safari 6, and Google Chrome 30. Your browser will also need to have JavaScript enabled. Adobe® Reader® 7.0 or higher is also required. Minimum bandwidth: 512 kbps. </p>
Patient Safety Highlights 2016 - Controversies and Best Practices in Central Line Insertion
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