Anesthesiology, November 2013 CME

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This course is a part of ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME 2013 Annual Subscription

Course Description

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Perioperative Gabapentinoids: Choice of Agent, Dose, Timing, and Effects on Chronic Postsurgical Pain,” by Schmidt et al., 

Summary: This month’s selected article provides a summary of the current evidence for the perioperative use of gabapentinoids. It also provides useful clinical recommendations on dose, timing, choice of agent, and duration of therapy. In addition, the article describes the less clear data both for and against the efficacy of gabapentinoids to prevent the development of chronic postsurgical pain. 
The focus of ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME is to educate readers on current developments in the science and clinical practice of anesthesiology.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Select and prescribe the best gabapentinoid therapy to reduce early postoperative pain and opioid use
  • Advise a patient regarding the analgesic effects of gabapentinoids
  • Advise a patient regarding the side effects of gabapentinoids

Faculty & Credentials:

Editor-in-Chief: James C. Eisenach, M.D. receives consulting fees from Adynxx, NeuroGesX, and Vertex.

CME Editors: Leslie C. Jameson, M.D. receives consulting fees and honoraria from Masimo and honoraria from GE Medical. Dan J. Kopacz, M.D. has reported no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Authors: Peter C. Schmidt, M.D., Gabriela Ruchelli, B.A., Sean C. Mackey, M.D., Ph.D., and Ian R. Carroll, M.D., M.S. Epi. have reported no financial relationships with commercial interests.

ASA Staff: Employees involved in planning have no financial relationships with commercial interests.

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.

Target Audience:

ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME is intended for anesthesiologists. Researchers and other health care professionals with an interest in anesthesiology may also participate.

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:

10/22/2013 (All day)

Activity Expiration Date:

10/21/2016 (All day)

Estimated Time to Complete:

60 minutes