Both hypotension and hypertension have been reported to be associated with postoperative complications or mortality. Thanks to an educational grant from Edwards Lifesciences, this course provides a deeper understanding of the importance of blood pressure management on postoperative outcomes.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0™. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
This activity contributes to the Part IV: Improvement in Medical Practice requirement of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0™. Please consult the ABA website, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 Part IV requirements and their associated point values.
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 3.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1036819; Expiration Date 12/31/2020.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Criteria for successful completion of this program includes completing participating in the learning module, scoring 80% or higher on the post-test and completing the program evaluation.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Perioperative Myocardial Injury, you will be able to do the following:
- Recognize the incidence, presentation, and mortality of postoperative myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery (MINS), and the difference between MINS and 3rd Universal Definition myocardial infarctions.
- Describe the efficacy and safety of potential prophylactic measures and treatments.
- Define the importance of preventing hypotension during and after surgery.
Hypotension in the Cardiac Surgery Patient, you will be able to do the following:
- Explain differences in blood pressure management and goals during cardiac versus noncardiac surgery.
- Discuss the cardiovascular relationship between perfusion pressure, systemic vascular resistance, and flow.
- Define the impact of blood pressure management during cardiopulmonary bypass on end-organ function.
- Discuss evidence demonstrating an optimal blood pressure determined by real-time cerebral autoregulation monitoring during cardiopulmonary bypass.
Blood Pressure Measurement and Treatment of Hypotension, you will be able to do the following:
- Explain how blood pressure is determined, what is being measured, and the accuracy to the measurement.
- Identify the conservative interventions of intraoperative hypotension.
- Describe pharmacologic interventions of intraoperative hypotension.
- Define the potential consequences of the use of vasoactive medications in the context of intraoperative hypotension.
All members of the anesthesia care team.
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.