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Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Reducing the Risk of Infectious and Hemorrhagic Complications of Regional Anesthesia

  • Claim Credits by 1/11/2021
  • Online Activity
Credits Available: CME, MOCA® II
This refresher course lecture will present the updated recommendations of the ASRA practice advisories on Regional Anesthesia in the Patient Receiving Antithrombotic or Thrombolytic Therapy and Infectious Complications of Regional Anesthesia, as well as the recently updated ASA Practice Advisory for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Complications Associated with Neuraxial Techniques.

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After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Review cases of meningitis and epidural abscess as reported in epidemiologic series and risk factors for serious infections following neuraxial blockade;

  2. Describe the pharmacology of anti-thrombotic medications and risk factors for spinal hematoma;

  3. Cite practice guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hemorrhagic and infectious complications of regional anesthesia.


Required Hardware / Software: Internet connection, web browser version must have been released within the last three years. Videos are iPad compatible.

Activity Release Date: 1/11/2018

Activity Expiration Date: 1/11/2021

Terese Horlocker, M.D. has reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest.

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.

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. AdobeĀ® ReaderĀ® 7.0 or higher is also required. Minimum bandwidth: 512 kbps.

Patient Safety Highlights 2017 - Reducing the Risk of Infectious and Hemorrhagic Complications of Regional Anesthesia
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