Prediction of Perioperative Respiratory Complications

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Credits Available: CME, Quality Improvement (Part 4)
Address knowledge gaps related to perioperative respiratory complications identified for individuals involved in the management of patients in the perioperative care arena. This will result in improved clinician knowledge and competence and have a...  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.

ASA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s 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.
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At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of respiratory complications after surgery on the value of perioperative care.
  • Describe current concepts of breathing assessment in patients with and without upper airway obstruction and appraise available technologies that measure ventilation and respiratory depression.
  • Summarize the respiration-related criteria for care escalation following surgery.
  • Understand the development of mechanisms and variables for prediction of postoperative respiratory depression.
  • Understand the need for continuous oximetry as an important early warning tool that may serve an unmet need for our patients and help with decision making.
  • Describe the possible outcomes of a delay in endotracheal intubation in patients with COVID-19.

All members of the care team to include:

  • Physician Anesthesiologists
  • Physicians involved in system-based thinking and quality improvement
  • Anesthesiologist Assistants
  • CRNAs
  • Nurses 
Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCM, FCCP, Frederic Michard, MD, PhD, Roman Schumann, MD, Suzanne Karan, MD, Matthias Eikermann, MD, PhD
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 education 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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Prediction of Perioperative Respiratory Complications
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