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Medication Safety in Pediatric Anesthesia

  • Claim Credits by 7/10/2023
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Credits Available: CME, Patient Safety

Discover anesthetic care specific to pediatric patients. Learn about the impact of medication errors and adverse events, categories of drug errors, incidence of medication errors in the operating room, a review of closed claims data and pediatric...  Read More +




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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 activity for a maximum of 1 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 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, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements. 

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

  • Describe the categories of medication errors and standard definitions.
  • List mechanisms of medication errors in anesthesia plus the additional factors that contribute to medication errors in the pediatric population.
  • State the most common types of medication errors and the most common types of medications involved.
  • Cite strategies that may help to mitigate the occurrence of medication errors over the course of anesthetic care. 
Anesthesiologists, Plastic Surgeons, Thoracic Surgeons, Urologists and Ophthalmologists
Sarah Palsen, M.D, Deborah Schwengel, M.D., MEHP, Scott C. Watkins, M.D and Alexander Arriaga, M.D., M.P.H., ScD
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.

Disclosures: Jeffrey Green, M.D., MSHA, FASA has disclosed consulting fees (self) and honoraria (self) with Medtronic and honoraria (self) with the American Board of Anesthesiology. Michael Loushin, M.D. has disclosed an equity position (self) and stock options (self) with Preceptis Medical, Inc. Scott Watkins, M.D. has disclosed funded research (self) from Pfizer. All other authors, editors and staff have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
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Medication Safety in Pediatric Anesthesia
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