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.
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)™. 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., has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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. Participants should claim credit in 15-minute increments, for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
™ per journal article.
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This Month's Anesthesiology Journal CME
Read the article by Turan et al. entitled “Consequences of succinylcholine administration to patients using statins” on page 28 and the accompanying editorial by Lee entitled “Succinylcholine should be avoided in patients on statin therapy” on page 6 of this issue.
After completing this activity, the learner should be able to know which patient groups are at increased risk of succinylcholine-related side effects, advise patients of their risk of postoperative myalgias after succinylcholine administration, and anticipate the effects of administering succinylcholine to patients receiving chronic statin therapy.
Authors: Alparslan Turan, M.D., Maria L. Mendoza, M.D., Shipra Gupta, M.S., Jing You, M.S., Alexandru Gottlieb, M.D., Weihan Chu, M.S., Leif Saager, M.D., and Daniel I. Sessler, M.D., have no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material.
Author: Chingmuh Lee, M.D., has no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material.
Registration and submission of answers must be completed by July 31, 2014.
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