Anesthesiology, February 2012 CME

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Member price: $10.00
Non-member price: $20.00

This course is a part of ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME 2012 Annual Subscription

This course closed on January, 23rd 2015 and is no longer available for enrollments.

Course Description

Member price: $10.00, Non-member price: $20.00

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.

Learning Objectives:

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:

Editor-in-Chief: James C. Eisenach, M.D. received consulting fees from Adynxx.

CME Editors: Leslie C. Jameson, M.D., and Dan J. Kopacz, M.D., have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Authors: Gilles A. Orliaguet, M.D., Ph.D., Olivier Gall, M.D., Ph.D., Georges L. Savoldelli, M.D., M.Ed., Vincent Couloigner, M.D., Ph.D., have no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material.

ASA Staff: Employees involved in planning have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Resolutions of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the American Society of Anesthesiologists will implement mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.


The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Core Competencies:

Medical knowledge

Target Audience:

ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME is designed for physicians involved with anesthesiology education, clinical practice, and research.

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(s)™. 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(s)™.


Read the article in print or online, and take the CME exam online.

Required Hardware / Software:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Internet connection, web browser version must have been released within the last three years.

Activity Release Date:

01/24/2012 (All day)

Activity Expiration Date:

01/23/2015 (All day)

Estimated Time to Complete:

60 minutes