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Anesthesiology, October 2011 CME

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Course Fee
Member price: $10.00
Non-member price: $20.00

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

This course closed on October, 31st 2014 and is no longer available for enrollments.

Course Description

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
this issue.

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.

Learning Objectives:

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:

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.

Authors: Julie L. W. Ng, M.B.B.S., has provided no financial disclosure information. Matthew T. V. Chan, M.B.B.S., has reported no financial relationships with commercial interests. Adrian W. Gelb, M.B.Ch.B. has reported receiving consulting fees from Union Square BioPharma.

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 enduring material 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.


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:

09/20/2011 (All day)

Activity Expiration Date:

10/31/2014 (All day)

Estimated Time to Complete:

60 minutes