Anesthesiology, February 2012 CME
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The focus of Journal CME is to educate readers on current developments in the science and clinical practice of anesthesiology.
Read the article by Orliaguet et al. entitled “Perianesthetic management of laryngospasm in children” on page 458 of this issue.
Perioperative laryngospasm is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients. Once this relatively frequent complication occurs, the main goals are to identify and remove the offending stimulus, apply airway maneuvers to open the airway, and administer anesthetic agents if the obstruction is not relieved. This case scenario highlights key points regarding the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of laryngospasm that occurs during anesthesia.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Understand the pathophysiologic mechanisms behind laryngospasm
- Identify patients at greatest risk of laryngospasm and its potential complications
- Know the most effective course of treatment when severe laryngospasm develops.
Faculty & Credentials:
Authors: Gilles A. Orliaguet, M.D., Ph.D., Olivier Gall, M.D., Ph.D., Georges L. Savoldelli, M.D., M.Ed., and Vincent Couloigner, M.D., Ph.D.,
Editor-in-Chief: James C. Eisenach, M.D.
CME Editors: Leslie C. Jameson, M.D., and Dan J. Kopacz, M.D.,
Core Competencies:Medical knowledge
CME Credit:1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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 journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.1.00 Non-physician Credit
Non-physicians may receive a Certificate of Completion stating that this activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Required Hardware / Software:
Internet connection, Adobe Acrobat Reader