Anesthesiology, June 2011 CME

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This course is a part of ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME 2011 Annual Subscription

This course closed on June, 30th 2014 and is no longer available for enrollments.

Course Description

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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.


Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe how large outcome databases are used to develop risk assessments, advise patients of their perioperative stroke risk, and
  2. Apply the risk index classification in clinical practice.

Faculty & Credentials:

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

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

Article Authors: George A Mashour, M.D., has reported no financial relationships with commercial interests. Ph.D., Amy M. Shanks, M.S., has reported no financial relationships with commercial interests. Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., M.B.A. has reported no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Editorial Authors: David A. McDonagh, M.D. reported receiving consulting fees from Cephalogic Corp., LLC. Joseph P. Mattew, M.D. has provided no financial disclosure.

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:

Medical knowledge

Target Audience:

Physicians involved with anesthesiology education, clinical practice, and research

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:

05/23/2011 (All day)

Activity Expiration Date:

06/30/2014 (All day)

Estimated Time to Complete:

60 minutes