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Faculty

Scott B. Groudine, MD

M. Anthony Cometa, MD

Uday Jain, MD

Jason Anderson, CRNA, MSNA

Accredited by

American Society of Anesthesiologists

Course Description

Intraoperative use of neuromuscular blocking (NMB) drugs and postoperative residual weakness have been identified as key risk factors in anesthetic-related morbidity and mortality, as well as increased overall costs. Residual neuromuscular block in the postoperative phase is increasingly recognized as a complication of the use of non-depolarizing NMB drugs.


That said, complex surgical procedures are increasingly performed in an outpatient setting. In the US, it is estimated that over 60% of surgical and non-surgical procedures are now performed as day-cases, with approximately 40% of these occurring in free-standing ambulatory surgery centers. For anesthesiologists and their care teams, the challenge of ambulatory surgery lies in balancing anesthesia with a safe and rapid recovery to a level of minimal or no residual cognitive and psychomotor impairment.


In this course, you will learn how to recognize the risk factors associated with preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative neuromuscular blockade and implement safe and effective monitoring of residual postoperative neuromuscular blockade and recovery.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:10.00 Credits
Release Date:2017-Dec-20
Expiration Date:2019-Dec-19
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:Free

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