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Patient Safety Highlights 2018 - Optimizing Safety, Communication, and TeamWork in and Around the Pediatric Operating Room

  • Claim Credits by 2/7/2022
  • Online Activity
Credits Available: CME, MOCA® II

THIS IS AN ONLINE ACTIVITY. Hard copies are not available.

This refresher course will include 2 talks describing methods to enhance communication, and effective teamwork that represent the next frontier of delivering safe, high value anesthesia and perioperative care for children undergoing surgery. This lecture will describe the innovative changes that hospitals tested and implemented to improve the work environment for their pediatric surgical and anesthesia unit staff. These changes focus on strategic applications of improved communication techniques across multiple disciplines, including nurses, physicians, and other clinical and support staff. Effective teams use specific, structured techniques and behaviors that help communicate the appropriate messages in an efficient manner. These techniques and behaviors include: Checklists, Briefings, Debriefing, huddles, SBAR, I-PASS tools to minimize distractions, critical language, and how to enable safe culture for psychological safety in the OR.

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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 1 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,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

Disclaimer: 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.

Activity Release Date: 2/6/19

Activity Expiration Date: 2/7/22

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: 
  • Identify the epidemiology and risks of pediatric sedation.
  • Identify the levels of sedation and the skill set required to sedate infants and children.
  • Explore the pharmacology of current and future drugs used in sedation.
  • Recommend the elements needed to monitor and manage the normal and difficult pediatric airway during sedation.
  • Explore serious adverse events and their management in off-site locations.
All members of the anesthesia care team.
All faculty, planners and staff have disclosed 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 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.
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Patient Safety Highlights 2018 - Optimizing Safety, Communication, and TeamWork in and Around the Pediatric Operating Room
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