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Medication Safety in Pediatric Anesthesia Quality Improvement

Credits Available: CME, Quality Improvement (Part 4)

Topics covered include 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 registries, and strategies to reduce medication...  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 material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity contributes to the Part 4: 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®. Up to 4 points awarded. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
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  • Plan an approach to understand the most common types of medication errors and most common types of medications involved in pediatric patients at your practice or at your institution to mitigate the occurrence of medication errors in the pediatric population.
  • Prepare a performance plan to reduce medication errors in the pediatric population.
Anesthesiologists, plastic surgeons, thoracic surgeons, urologists and ophthalmologists.
Sarah Palsen, MD, Deborah Schwengel, MD, MEHP, Scott C. Watkins, MD and Alexander Arriaga, MD, MPH, ScD
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 [learning format] for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity contributes to the Part 4: 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®. Up to 4 points awarded. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, 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.
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Medication Safety in Pediatric Anesthesia Quality Improvement
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