Intraoperative Awareness

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Course Fee
Member price: $5.00
Non-member price: $10.00

Course Description

THIS IS AN ONLINE ACTIVITY. Hard copies are not available.

Member price: $5.00,    Non-member price: $10.00

This case-based CME program educates through the presentation of patient safety scenarios, and is available exclusively online. Patient safety is a component of the ABA’s MOCA® requirements.

Original release date: 10/15/2009
Updated on 11/20/2012

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to

  • identify possible risk factors and causes of intraoperative awareness.
  • recognize the need for and provide appropriate follow-up care to patients who experience intraoperative awareness.
  •  summarize the Practice Advisory for Intraoperative Awareness and Brain Function Monitoring.

Faculty & Credentials:

Editorial Board: Letitia Jane Easdown, M.D.; Markus G. Klass, M.D., Ph.D.; Lorri A. Lee, M.D.; David P. Martin, M.D, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief; William T. O'Byrne,  M.D.; Richard C. Prielipp, M.D., M.B.A., FCCM; Tetsu "Butch" Uejima, M.D., CPHRM have no commercial interests to disclose.

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.

Core Competencies:

Patient care or patient-centered care

Target Audience:


CME Credit:

0.50 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 enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

0.50 Non-physician Credit

Non-physicians may receive a Certificate of Completion stating that this activity was designated for 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Read the article and take the CME exam.

Required Hardware / Software:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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

Activity Release Date:

11/20/2012 (All day)

Activity Expiration Date:

11/19/2015 (All day)

Estimated Time to Complete:

30 minutes