Cardiac Tamponade

  • Claim Credits by 4/12/2021
  • Online Activity
Credits Available: CME, Patient Safety, ANCC, CPPS

Item Details

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 internet enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOCA® Approval Statement: 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.

CRNA Credits

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 0.50 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1036189; Expiration Date 11/21/2020.

ANCC Accreditation

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.

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.

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

  • Recognize risk factors for cardiac tamponade.
  • Consider and make the appropriate diagnosis of tamponade.
  • Review management considerations of cardiac tamponade in the setting of central venous access.

All members of the anesthesia care team.

Tetsu Uejima, M.D., Letitia J. Easdown, M.D., Keith Ruskin, M.D., Deborah Schwengel, M.D., Alexander Arriaga, M.D., Maria Van Pelt, Ph.D., CRNA have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. David Martin, M.D. has reported receiving royalties and has an equity position with Nevro.  Michael Loushin, M.D. has reported ownership, equity position, and honoraria from Preceptis Medical, Inc.

ASA Staff

Gerry Higgins and Kenneth King 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 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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Cardiac Tamponade
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