PeRLS: Perioperative Resuscitation and Life Support – The Alternative to ACLS

  • Claim Credits by 5/4/2023
  • Online Activity
Credits Available: CME, AANA

This course does NOT provide ACLS certification.

While life-threatening conditions rarely occur in the perioperative settings, patients rely on their perioprative providers to identify and manage decompensation. In some instances, it can be...  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 internet enduring material for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 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.

AANA Accreditation
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 5.75 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1042119; Expiration Date 5/4/2023.

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862

At the completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify rare and complex prearrest circulatory crises that require immediate response in the perioperative setting.
  • Manage various forms of shock that may devolve into cardiac arrest.
  • Apply principles of monitoring and management of ventilation, gas trapping, and resuscitation to hemodynamic instability and cardiac arrest.
  • Outline treatment for common tachydysrhythmias and bradydysrhythmias, pump shock, airway management, and hypovolemia.
  • Manage special causes of cardiac arrest including anaphylaxis, gas embolism, and malignant hyperthermia.
  • Annotate ACLS algorithms to include common peri-operative causes of bradycardia, tachycardia, and Pulseless Electrical Activity. 
Physician Anesthesiologists, Anesthesiologist Assistants, Surgeons, Endoscopists, Interventionalists, CRNAs, Physician Assistants, APRNs, Prep Recovery RNs, and, ICU RNs
Talia K. Ben-Jacob, MD, MSc, Roshni Sreedharan, MD, David Stahl, MD, Michael O’Connor, MD, FCCM, Vivek Moitra, MD, MHA, FCCM, Mark Nunnally, MD, FCCM, Sharon Einav, MD, Matt McEvoy, MD
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.

All faculty, planners, and staff have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
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PeRLS: Perioperative Resuscitation and Life Support – The Alternative to ACLS
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