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ASA Pain: Anesthesiologists Tailored Approach to Patient Safety Considerations On Demand

  • Claim Credits by 12/31/2019
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Credits Available: CME, MOCA® II

Complimentary interactive opioid analgesics educational course

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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 live and enduring activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiologyprogram and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.

This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology(MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

State Medical Boards
This course has been approved by the following state medical boards to meet requirements for opioid prescribing:

  • Alabama Board of Medical Examiners
  • Alaska State Medical Board
  • Medical Board of California 
  • Medical Licensing Board of Indiana
  • Iowa Board of Medicine
  • Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure 
  • Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners 
  • New Hampshire Board of Medicine
  • North Carolina Medical Board
  • State Medical Board of Ohio
  • Oregon Medical Board
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine
  • South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners
  • Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners 
  • Texas Medical Board
  • Utah Physicians and Surgeons Licensing Board 
  • Virginia Board of Medicine
  • Wisconsin Medical Examining Board
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Summarize key concepts and practices in managing pain and preventing opioid misuse, abuse and addiction.
  • Assess patients with pain to inform treatment planning, monitor treatment response, ensure safe use when opioid analgesics are appropriate and detect opioid abuse or addiction.
  • Develop individualized pain treatment plans, including nonpharmacologic and/or pharmacologic (non-opioid and opioid analgesics) as appropriate.
  • Identify strategies to safely and effectively initiate, modify and discontinue use of opioid analgesics.
  • Manage patients with opioid use disorder, or identify patients requiring referral to an addiction specialist.
All members of the anesthesia care team.
Shalini Shah, M.D., Santhanam Suresh, M.D., Richard Rosenquist, M.D., and James Rathmell, M.D.
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.

Faculty Disclosures: 

Shalini Shah, M.D., has disclosed funded research with Pfizer.
Santhanam Suresh, M.D., has disclosed consulting fees with Pacira.
Richard Rosenquist, M.D., and James Rathmell, M.D., have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
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ASA Pain: Anesthesiologists Tailored Approach to Patient Safety Considerations On Demand
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