ANESTHESIOLOGY, April 2014 CME
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Cardiac Resuscitation and Coagulation by Weidman JL, Shook DC, Hilberath JN.
Summary: This month’s journal CME selection reviews the changes in the coagulation systems of patients experiencing cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and further discusses coagulopathies associated with hypothermia, thrombolysis, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy. Understanding the various underlying mechanisms and recognizing the respective treatment options for coagulopathies can greatly enhance patient care and may improve outcomes.
The focus of ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME is to educate readers on current developments in the science and clinical practice of anesthesiology.
After successfully completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
• Identify the factors that contribute to coagulation disorders following cardiac arrest and resuscitation
• Manage hypothermia-associated coagulation effects
• Minimize the risk of thrombolytic therapy
• Treat coagulation disorders following cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
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 honoraria from Masimo and honoraria from GE Medical International. Dan J. Kopacz, M.D., has ownership in Solo-Dex LLC.
Authors: Joseph L. Weidman, M.D., Douglas C. Shook, M.D., and Jan N. Hilberath, M.D., have reported no financial relationships with commercial interests.
ASA Staff: Employees involved in planning have no financial relationships with commercial interests.
Resolution of Conflict of Interests:
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the American Society of Anesthesiologists has implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this Journal-based CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this Journal-based CME activity.
The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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)™.
Anesthesiology’s Journal CME is open to all readers. To take part in Anesthesiology Journal-based CME, complete the following steps:
- Read the CME information presented on this page.
- Register at http://education.asahq.org/2014-journal-cme. Non-members will be asked to provide payment.
- Read this month’s article designated for CME credit available online within the activity.
- Achieve a score of at least 50% correct on the six-question online journal CME quiz and complete the evaluation.
- Claim credit in15-minute increments, for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per journal article.
Required Hardware / Software:
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Internet connection, web browser version must have been released within the last three years.