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Perioperative Use of Neuromuscular Monitoring: How Can Changes in Clinical Practice Improve Patient Safety?

Perioperative Use of Neuromuscular Monitoring: How Can Changes in Clinical Practice Improve Patient Safety?

Format

Webcast

Time to Complete

1.50 hours

Released

July 16, 2018

Expires

July 16, 2019
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Maximum Credits

1.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
1.50 / MOCA 2.0®

Accredited Provider


Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Miller Communications

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Program Description

Postoperative residual weakness continues to have a significant negative effect on patient safety and postoperative respiratory complications. Residual weakness can be significantly reduced with the use of neuromuscular monitoring whenever a neuromuscular blocking agent is used. Quantitative monitoring is the only approach to obtain an objective, real-time measurement of the train-of-four ratio (TOFR). An understanding of the mechanisms of action of neuromuscular blocking agents and of reversal agents is key to their appropriate use in a variety of patient populations and clinical scenarios.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of anesthesiologists, anesthesia providers, and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs).

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Analyze the difference between quantitative and qualitative neuromuscular monitoring and evaluate their use in clinical practice
  • Apply changes in practice that will decrease residual neuromuscular block and improve patient safety
  • Evaluate the impact of residual neuromuscular blockade on OR and PACU productivity

Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Policy

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty

Richard C. Prielipp, MD, MBA, FCCM (Course Director)
Professor
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Prielipp discloses the following:
Fees for Non-CME/CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest or their Agents (e.g., speakers’ bureaus): Merck Company, Inc.

J. Ross Renew, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic Florida
Jacksonville, FL

Dr. Renew discloses the following:
Contracted Research: PI of Merck funded research, funds to employer

Mark D. Welliver, DNP, CRNA, ARNP
Professor of Professional Practice
Texas Christian University
School of Nurse Anesthesia
Fort Worth, TX
Director of Research
Sunbelt Anesthesia Services
Jacksonville, FL

Mr. Welliver discloses the following:
Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards): Merck
Fees for Non-CME/CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest or their Agents (e.g., speakers’ bureaus): Merck

Planners and Managers

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

The Miller Medical Communications, LLC, planners and manager, Lyerka Miller, PhD, has nothing to disclose.

Credit

1.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and MedInsights CE Academy.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statement

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

1.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM  /  MOCA 2.0 ®

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and MedInsights CE Academy.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statement

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please see the information below regarding MOCA 2.0® credit.

ABA MOCA 2.0® Credits

This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology's (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 MOCA 2.0® credit and 1.50 patient safety MOCA credit in the ABA MOCA program. Participants will earn MOCA 2.0® credits equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to the ACCME for the purpose of granting ABA MOCA 2.0® credit. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements. Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology ProgramTM and MOCA® are registered certification marks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 75% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at: inquiries@pimed.com or (303) 799-1930.

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