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This course is a part of ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME 2014 Annual Subscription

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Perioperative Positive Pressure Ventilation: An Integrated Approach to Improve Pulmonary Care” by Futier et al.


Postoperative pulmonary complications are a major cause of postoperative morbidity and mortality. In this month’s Journal CME selection, the authors discuss the current status of mechanical ventilation in the operating room and the physiology of ventilator-associated lung injury. They also examine recent evidence supporting the implementation of a multifaceted bundle of prophylactic perioperative positive pressure ventilation to prevent lung collapse during the perioperative period and limit subsequent postoperative pulmonary complications. 

The focus of ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME is to educate readers on current developments in the science and clinical practice of anesthesiology.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Estimate the degree of risk of pulmonary complications following major surgery.
  • Describe elements of the multifaceted, prophylactic, perioperative positive pressure ventilation approach.
  • Identify maneuvers at extubation to avert the risk of reintubation.

Faculty & Credentials:

Editor-in-Chief: James C. Eisenach, M.D., receives consulting fees from Medtronics, Adynxx, Vertex, NeurogesX, Targacept, and Aerial Biopharma.

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: Emmanuel Futier, M.D., Ph.D., reports receiving consulting fees from GE Medical Systems and lecture fees from Fresenius Kabi. Samir Jaber, M.D., Ph.D., reports receiving consulting fees from Dräger, Hamilton Medical, Maquet, and Fisher & Paykel. Emmanuel Marret, M.D., Ph.D., has 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.

Core Competencies:

Medical knowledge

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)™.


Anesthesiology’s Journal CME is open to all readers. To take part in Anesthesiology Journal-based CME, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the CME information presented on this page.
  2. Register at Non-members will be asked to provide payment.
  3. Read this month’s article designated for CME credit available online within the activity.
  4. Achieve a score of at least 50% correct on the six-question online journal CME quiz and complete the evaluation.
  5. Claim credit in 15-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.

Activity Release Date:

07/22/2014 (All day)

Activity Expiration Date:

07/21/2017 (All day)

Estimated Time to Complete:

60 minutes