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This Month's ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME
Read the article by Mashour et al. entitled “Prevention of intraoperative awareness with explicit recall in an unselected surgical population: A randomized comparative effectiveness trial” on page 717 and the accompanying editorial by Memtsoudis and Liu entitled “Bispectral index versus minimum alveolar concentration for prevention of intraoperative awareness: Does a practical controlled trial provide CERtainty?” on page 693 of this issue.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to evaluate research conclusions based on comparative effectiveness research, employ alert or alarm interventions to reduce patient awareness, and use minimum alveolar concentration-based or Bispectral Index-directed care to enhance medical management.
Authors: George A. Mashour, M.D., Ph.D., Amy Shanks, M.S., Kevin K. Tremper, Ph.D., M.D., Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., M.B.A., Christopher R. Turner, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., Satya Krishna Ramachandran, M.D., F.R.C.A., Paul Picton, M.D., F.R.C.A., Christa Schueller, B.S., Michelle Morris, M.S., John C. Vandervest, B.S., Nan Lin, Ph.D., and Michael S. Avidan, M.B.B.Ch., have no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material.
Authors: Stavros G. Memtsoudis, M.D., Ph.D., F.C.C.P., and Spencer S. Liu, M.D., have no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material.
Journal CME Planning Participants Disclosures
Editor-in-Chief: James C. Eisenach, M.D., receives consulting fees from Adynxx and NeuroGesX.
CME Editors: Leslie C. Jameson, M.D., receives consulting fees and honoraria from Masimo and honoraria from GE Medical. Dan J. Kopacz, M.D., has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
ASA Staff: Employees involved in planning have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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