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Safe Surgical Procedures During a Pandemic

  • Claim Credits by 10/28/2022
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Credits Available: CME

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck.

Improve your overall knowledge and confidence in implementing criteria necessary to be able to safely balance elective surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic and resume surgical...  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 activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Discuss safety considerations specific to the resumption of elective surgery including how to incorporate new advances in testing and strategies for perioperative consultation with patients.
  • Develop strategies to manage post-COVID-19 comorbidities in patients requiring surgery including how to incorporate the latest data related to how it might affect patients risk stratification. 
Anesthesiologists and care team members.
Todd Dodick, MD, Lydia Miller, MD, Thomas Jan, MD
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Safe Surgical Procedures During a Pandemic
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