This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck.
Learn how to improve clinician knowledge and competence and have a positive impact on better understanding the mechanism of action during the reversal of neuromuscular blockade. This course fulfills MOCA 2.0® Part II and IV activity points; earn up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with this complimentary course. This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 1.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1037137; Expiration Date 11/30/2020.
Accreditation and Designation Statements
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 activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The information provided at this 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.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able
-Recognize at least 3 complications associated with residual neuromuscular blockade
-Differentiate between quantitative and qualitative monitoring
-Describe the levels of neuromuscular blockade findings from quantitative monitoring that define each level
-Demonstrate proper electrode placement
-Assess the clinical implications of monitoring site
-Identify the mechanisms of action associated with effective neuromuscular monitoring correlated with the reversal of neuromuscular blockade
-Identify strategies for adopting standardized handoffs, such as SBAR (situation, background, assessment, recommendation) to ensure a quality exchange of information.
This activity is intended for all members of the Anesthesia Care Team.
Course Authors: Andrew Bowdle, MD, Ph.D., FASE, Stephan Thilen, MD, MS, Michael M. Todd, MD and Brian Buchanan, MSNA have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
ASA Staff: Gerry Higgins and Joseph Barnett have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
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 education 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.
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™. Part IV points are 7.5 and they can be achieved by completing modules 2 and 3. Please consult the ABA website, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 Part IV requirements and their associated point values.
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