Anesthesiology, June 2011 CME
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The focus of Journal CME is to educate readers on current developments in the science and clinical practice of anesthesiology.
Read the article by Mashour et al. entitled “Perioperative stroke and associated mortality after noncardiac, nonneurologic surgery” on page 1289 and the accompanying editorial by McDonagh and Mathew entitled “Perioperative stroke: Where do we go from here?” on page 1263 of this issue.
The authors of this article studied the incidence, predictors, and outcomes of perioperative stroke using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. The article discusses how they derived and validated a risk model for perioperative stroke after noncardiac, non-neurologic surgery. They also observed that perioperative stroke is associated with an 8-fold increase in mortality.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Describe how large outcome databases are used to develop risk assessments, advise patients of their perioperative stroke risk, and
- Apply the risk index classification in clinical practice.
Faculty & Credentials:
Article Authors: George A Mashour, M.D., Ph.D., Amy M. Shanks, M.S., and Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., M.B.A.
Editorial Authors: David L. McDonagh, M.D. and Joseph P. Mathew, M.D.
Editor-in-Chief: James C. Eisenach, M.D.
CME Editors: Leslie C. Jameson, M.D., and Dan J. Kopacz, M.D.
Core Competencies:Medical knowledge
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™. 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™.
Required Hardware / Software:
Internet connection, Adobe Acrobat Reader