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CME / CE

Ask the Anesthesia Expert: Avoiding Poor Outcomes Associated With Neuromuscular Blockade and Reversal

  • Authors: J. Ross Renew, MD; Douglas Colquhoun, MBChB, MSc, MPH
  • CME / CE Released: 8/19/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 8/19/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    Nurses - 0.50 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (0.5 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology)

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for anesthesiologists, surgeons, neurologists, hospitalists, nurses, and nurse practitioners.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to use NMB and agents to reverse NMB to improve recovery outcomes in the surgical setting.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding
    • The goals of using specific agents for the reversal of NMB in surgical settings
    • Clinical data on reversal agents for NMB as it relates to potential negative outcomes following surgery
    • Specific patient populations with an elevated risk for poor clinical outcomes following the use of NMB in surgical settings


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All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships.


Faculty

  • J. Ross Renew, MD

    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
    Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    Mayo Clinic
    Jacksonville, Florida

    Disclosures

    J. Ross Renew, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Senzime, Inc.
    Research funding from: Merck

  • Douglas Colquhoun, MBChB, MSc, MPH

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Anesthesiology
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Disclosures

    Douglas Colquhoun, MBChB, MSc, MPH, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Research funding from: Merck & Co.

Editor

  • Kathy Merlo

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Kathy Merlo has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has no relevant financial relationships.


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Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.

This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™(MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements

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  • Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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    For Nurses

  • Awarded 0.50 contact hour(s) of nursing continuing professional development for RNs and APNs; 0.50 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology.

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This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 75% on the post-test.

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CME / CE

Ask the Anesthesia Expert: Avoiding Poor Outcomes Associated With Neuromuscular Blockade and Reversal

Authors: J. Ross Renew, MD; Douglas Colquhoun, MBChB, MSc, MPHFaculty and Disclosures

CME / CE Released: 8/19/2022

Valid for credit through: 8/19/2023

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to utilize neuromuscular blockade (NMB) and agents to reverse NMB to improve recovery outcomes in the surgical setting.

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.