Anesthesiology, October 2011 CME
Course FeeMember price: $10.00, Non-member price: $20.00
The focus of Journal CME is to educate readers on current developments in the science and clinical practice of anesthesiology.
Read the article by Ng et al. entitled “Perioperative stroke
in noncardiac, nonneurosurgical surgery” on page 879 of
Perioperative stroke following noncardiac, nonneurosurgical procedures is more common than generally acknowledged, with intraoperative hypotension an infrequent direct cause. Hypotension augments the injury produced by embolism or other causes, which may be significant postoperatively because monitoring during this period is not as attentive as during surgery. However, increased awareness, management of predisposing risk factors, and early detection may improve outcomes.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to understand the pathophysiology of stroke, identify patient risk factors associated with perioperative stroke, and manage medical conditions associated with perioperative stroke to mitigate risk.
Faculty & Credentials:
Authors: Julie L. W. Ng, M.B.B.S., Matthew T. V. Chan, M.B.B.S., and Adrian W. Gelb, M.B.Ch.B.
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 enduring material 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.
Required Hardware / Software:
Internet connection, Adobe Acrobat Reader