ACE 2020 - Issue 17 A & B

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Part A and Part B are now available.

Test your knowledge of anesthesia fundamentals!

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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 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society. You may claim a maximum of 60 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

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

  • Assess the current state of his or her knowledge of fundamental and sub-specialty anesthesia topics and identify knowledge gaps.
  • Develop a strategy to address identified gaps using resources provided as references within the program.
  • Utilize enhanced knowledge in clinical practice.
This activity is intended for anesthesiologists, anesthesia residents, and members of the anesthesia care team.
ACE Editorial Board

Joel O. Johnson, MD, PhD
Madison, Wisconsin
Stacy L. Jones, MD, FASA
Little Rock, Arkansas
Kallol Chaudhuri, MD, PhD
Lubbock, Texas
Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA
Dallas, Texas
Bhargavi Gali, MD
Rochester, Minnesota
Jennifer M. Hah, MD
Stanford, California
W. Scott Jellish, MD, PhD
Maywood, Illinois
Christopher J. Lace, MD, MBA
Denver, Colorado
Jeffrey K. Lu, MD

Salt Lake City, Utah
Vidya T. Raman, MD, FASA
Columbus, Ohio
Johannes W. Steyn, MD
Nicholasville, Kentucky
Additional Contributors:
Edwin A. Bowe, MD, Lexington, Kentucky; Jeremy S. Dority, MD, Lexington, Kentucky; Susan S. Eagle, MD, Nashville, Tennessee; Dan J. Kopacz, MD, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Gary E. Loyd, MD, MMM, Royal Oak, Michigan; David A. Young, MD, MBA, Houston, Texas
ASA Staff: Ginger Clark, Managing Editor
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 accredited 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.

The faculty and staff below have reported the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interests:
Shamsuddin Akhtar, MD 
UpToDate—Royalties (self)

Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA, FASA
Merck—Consulting fees (self)

W. Scott Jellish, MD, PhD
Merck—Honoraria (self)

Ginger Clark
Merck—Equity position (self)

All other faculty, planners, and staff have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
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