Anesthesiology, March 2011 CME
The focus of Journal CME is to educate readers on current developments in the science and clinical practice of anesthesiology.
Read the article by Anastasian et al. entitled “Radiation exposure of the anesthesiologist in the neurointerventional suite” on page 512 and the accompanying editorial by Amis entitled “Anesthesiologists in the neurointerventional suite: What is appropriate radiation protection?” on page 477 of this issue.
Anesthesiologists may be exposed to more ocular radiation than the radiologist during interventional procedures in neuroradiology. Many radiologists wear leaded glasses to prevent radiation-induced cataracts; anesthesiologists should consider the same protection.
Course Fee: Member price: $10.00 | Non-member price: $20.00
After completing this activity, the learner should recognize the risk of excessive radiation exposure on subsequent cataract formation; the importance of distance, shielding, and other methods of minimizing radiation exposure when giving anesthesia in the radiology suite; and the potential difference in radiation exposure between interventional and noninterventional procedures.
Faculty & Credentials:
Article Authors: Zirka H. Anastasian, M.D., Dorothea Strozyk, M.D., Philip M. Meyers, M.D., Shuang Wang, Ph.D., Mitchell F. Berman, M.D., M.P.H.
Editorial Author: E. Stephen Amis, Jr., 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