PPAI: Obstructive Sleep Apnea—A 3-stage performance improvement activity
The American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA’s) Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®) Part 4 is titled Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPAI).
One PPAI activity is a case evaluation–based performance improvement activity. A case evaluation requires the collection of data from clinical outcomes or patient feedback, comparison to evidence-based practice guidelines, an educational activity, the design and implementation of a plan to improve outcomes, and assessment of the success of the interventions. All of these steps are facilitated by the electronic format of this ASA PPAI program.
NOTE: Care should be taken in selecting the appropriate PPAI topic. You will be required to provide actual data from patients’ charts in a secure environment. Please be sure to select a topic that is relevant to your practice. This activity requires chart data from at least 20 patients that have EITHER
- a diagnosis of sleep apnea
- 3 or more of the following characteristics:
- Body mass index greater than or equal to 35 kg/m2 or identified as obese
- Age older than 50 years
- Male sex
- Neck circumference larger than 40 cm
- Daytime tiredness
- Observed apnea
*ABA diplomates enrolled in MOCA
- MUST have their ABA ID number on file with ASA. See Update Profile Tutorial for directions on adding/verifying your ABA ID number on your Education Center profile.
- MUST claim the maximum number of credits at each stage (for a total of 20 continuing medical education [CME] credits) to fulfill MOCA® requirement for PPAI.
These PPAI courses fulfill the case evalution requirement of Part 4 of the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®) of the American Board or Anesthesiology (ABA). Please consult the ABA website, www. theABA.org for a list of all MOCA® requirements.
Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®.
The objectives of an improvement module are to
• provide criteria to facilitate assessment of your current medical management
• support practice improvement by comparing personal practice with current literature recommendations .
At the conclusion of this activity, the learner should be able to
• recognize predictive factors for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
• understand the impact of OSA on comorbid conditions.
• identify and reduce specific perioperative risks for patients with OSA.
• provide best care for patients with OSA.
Faculty & Credentials:
Leslie Jameson, M.D., Editor-in-Chief - Masimo, consulting fees & honoraria; GE Medical, honoraria
Dawn Dillman, M.D. - no financial relationships with commercial interests
Richard P. Dutton, M.D., M.B.A., Ex-Officio - Sangart, Inc., consulting fees
Kevin W. Hatton, M.D. - no financial relationships with commercial interests
Mohammed Minhaj, M.D. - no financial relationships with commercial interests
Edward J. Park, M.D. - no financial relationships with commercial interests
Francine S. Yudkowitz, M.D. - no financial relationships with commercial interests
Disclosure and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest
American Society of Anesthesiologists adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education. In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the ASA implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all persons in a position to control content of this CME activity.
ASA Staff:Employees involved in planning have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Core Competencies:Practice-based learning and improvement
CME Credit:20.00 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 PI CME activity for a maximum of 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.20.00 Non-physician Credit
Non-physicians may receive a Certificate of Completion stating that this activity was designated for 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
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