PPAI: Acute Perioperative Pain Management for Abdominal Procedures—A 3-stage performance improvement activity

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Course Fee
Member price: $220.00
Non-member price: $290.00

Learning Objectives:

Program Goals
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 completion of this activity, the learner will be able to

  • screen patients at risk for difficult perioperative pain management.
  • use multimodal (non-opioid) analgesics and local anesthetics to reduce postoperative pain.
  • reduce opioid needs in the immediate postoperative period


Included activities:

Faculty & Credentials:

Editor-in-Chief : Leslie Jameson, M.D. received consulting fees & honoraria from Masimo, and honoraria from GE Medical.

Dawn Dillman, M.D., Mohammed Minhaj, M.D., Edward J. Park, M.D., Francine S. Yudkowitz, M.D. have no financial relationships with commercial interests

ASA Staff: Employees involved in planning have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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 health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Target Audience:

ABA diplomates enrolled in MOCA or any anesthesiologist interested in performance 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 live activity for a maximum of 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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(s)™.


Participants must complete the online modules, two chart audits, the required readings, an action plan and an evaluation.

Required Hardware / Software:

This program uses the following Web-based technologies: Flash, JavaScript, AJAX, and pop-up windows. Subscribers need to be sure to set their browsers to allow these technologies to function on their computers before using this program. This program was tested using the following browsers: Internet Explorer 8–9 and Firefox 3.x on Windows platforms, and Firefox 3.x and Safari 3.x–5.x on Macintosh platforms. Performance on other browsers and/or platforms may vary. Adobe Reader is also required. NOTE: This program is NOT supported on iPad.

Activity Release Date:

05/02/2014 - 9:00am

Activity Expiration Date:

05/07/2017 - 11:59pm

Estimated Time to Complete:

There is a minimum 60-day wait period after creating your performance improvement plan (Stage 2), to implement the plan and collect 10 new cases. Please account for this 60-day wait period requirement to ensure your MOCA diplomate deadline is met.