PPAI: Acute Perioperative Pain Management for Abdominal Procedures—A 3-stage performance improvement activity
THIS IS AN ONLINE ACTIVITY. Hard copies are not available.
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).
Statement of Need: Inadequately treated pain may result in suffering, reduced quality of life, prolonged hospital admission with higher levels of care, or chronic pain. Unfortunately, pharmacologic interventions can have adverse side effects which increase healthcare costs, including:
- Respiratory or circulatory depression
This module will discuss the new principles of acute pain management for abdominal surgical procedures and direct the physician to guidelines on procedure-specific acute pain management.
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.
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.
This activity requires chart data from at least 20 patientss who have undergone one of the following:
- Open abdominal procedure
- Laparoscopic abdominal procedure
*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 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
Faculty & Credentials:
The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.
|Name of individual||Individual’s role in activity||Relationship(s) with commercial interest(s) disclosed||Nature of
|Dr. Leslie Jameson||Editor-in-Chief||Masimo Advisory Board
GE Medical International
|Dr. Francine Yudkowitz||PPAI Board Member||None||N/A|
|Dr. Jaime Hyman||PPAI Board Member||None||N/A|
|Gary Courington||Staff, Course developer||None||N/A|
|Dr. Mohammed, Minhaj||PPAI Board Member||None||N/A|
|Dr. Dawn Dillman||PPAI Board Member||None||N/A|
|Dr. Kevin W. Hatton||PPAI Board Member||None||N/A|
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.
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:
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.
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