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Anesthesiology CME Program  |   October 2009
Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit
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Anesthesiology CME Program
Anesthesiology CME Program   |   October 2009
Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit
Anesthesiology 10 2009, Vol.111, A11. doi:10.1097/01.anes.0000361293.52829.38
Anesthesiology 10 2009, Vol.111, A11. doi:10.1097/01.anes.0000361293.52829.38
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 articles listed below, read the learning objectives and disclosure information.

  2. Read the articles 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 educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM  . Physicians should only claim 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 designed for physicians involved with anesthesiology education, clinical practice, and research.
Journal CME Planning Participants Disclosures
Editor-in-Chief:  James C. Eisenach, M.D., receives research funding from King Pharmaceuticals.
CME Editors:  Leslie C. Jameson, M.D., and Richard P. Dutton, M.D., M.B.A., have 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)TM  per 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:
Joyce Canselor
Education Coordinator, CME
(847) 268-9185
This Month’s Anesthesiology Journal CME
Read the article by van Klei et al  . entitled “Effect of β-blocker prescription on the incidence of postoperative myocardial infarction after hip and knee arthroplasty” on page 717 and the accompanying editorial by London entitled “Perioperative β-blockade, discontinuation, and complications: Do you really know it when you see it?” on page 690 of this issue.
Learning Objective(s)
After completing this exercise, the learner will know the effect of β-blocker drug therapy on postoperative cardiac outcome in a general orthopedic population, know additional risk factors for postoperative cardiac complications in the general orthopedic population, and understand the limitations of a nonspecific database for assessing risk.
Author(s) Disclosures
Authors:  Wilton A. van Klei, M.D., Ph.D., Gregory L. Bryson, M.D., M.Sc., Homer Yang, M.D., and Alan J. Forster, M.D., M.Sc., returned disclosure forms indicating that they have no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material.
Author:  Martin J. London, M.D., returned a disclosure form indicating that he has 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 October 31, 2012.