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Anesthesiology CME Program  |   September 2012
Instructions for Obtaining ANESTHESIOLOGY Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit
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Anesthesiology CME Program
Anesthesiology CME Program   |   September 2012
Instructions for Obtaining ANESTHESIOLOGY Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit
Anesthesiology 9 2012, Vol.117, A11. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e31826d74aa
Anesthesiology 9 2012, Vol.117, A11. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e31826d74aa
ANESTHESIOLOGY'S Journal CME is open to all readers. Members of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) enjoy a preferred rate for their subscription. However, Journal CME is not limited to ASA members or Journal subscribers. To take part in Journal CME, complete the following steps:
  1. For the article listed on the right, read the learning objectives and disclosure information.

  2. Read the article in the print or online edition.

  3. Register at and provide payment.

  4. Once online, complete the questions and other required information for the CME program, including the evaluation.

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 journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)  TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Purpose:  The focus of ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME is to educate readers on current developments in the science and clinical practice of anesthesiology.
Target Audience:  ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME is intended for anesthesiologists. Researchers and other health care professionals with an interest in anesthesiology may also participate.
Journal CME Planning Participants Disclosures
Editor-in-Chief:  James C. Eisenach, M.D., returned a disclosure form indicating that he received consulting fees from Adynxx and NeuroGesX.
CME Editors:  Leslie C. Jameson, M.D., returned a disclosure form indicating that she received consulting fees and honoraria from Masimo and honoraria from GE Medical. Dan J. Kopacz, M.D., had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
ASA Staff:  Employees involved in planning have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Claiming Credit
All tests and requests for credit must be submitted through the ANESTHESIOLOGY CME website at . Participants should claim credit in 15-minute increments, for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)  TMper journal article.
Two payment options are available:
ASA Member Non-member
Annual Fee $60 $120
Per Issue $10 $20
Payment may be made using Visa or MasterCard.
Please direct any questions about Journal CME to:
ASA Member Services
(847) 825-5586
This Month's ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME
Read the article by Ikeda et al.  entitled “Effects of muscle relaxants on mask ventilation in anesthetized persons with normal upper airway anatomy” on page 487 and the accompanying editorial by Richardson and Litman entitled “Ventilation before paralysis: Crossing the rubicon, slowly” on page 456 of this issue.
Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to discuss current data on predictive patient factors for difficult mask ventilation, recognize the differential effects of succinylcholine and rocuronium on ease of face mask ventilation, apply the time course of ventilatory alterations after succinylcholine administration in patient management, and use the changes in the proportionate oral and nasal ventilation after succinylcholine administration to improve face mask ventilation.
Authors Disclosures
Authors:  Aya Ikeda, M.D., Shiroh Isono, M.D., Yumi Sato, M.D., Hisanori Yogo, M.D., Jiro Sato, M.D., Teruhiko Ishikawa, M.D., and Takashi Nishino, M.D., have no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material.
Authors:  Michael G. Richardson, M.D., and Ronald S. Litman, D.O., have no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material.
Expiration
Registration and submission of answers must be completed by September 30, 2015.