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:
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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.
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This Month's Anesthesiology Journal CME
Read the article by Sessler et al . entitled “Tailored sedation to the individual needs of the intensive care unit patient” on page 1439 and the accompanying editorials by Payen entitled “Toward tailored sedation with halogenated anesthetics in the intensive care unit?” on page 1268 of this issue.
After completing this activity, the learner should be able to understand the patient comfort, safety, and situational considerations in designing a tailored sedation strategy for an intensive care unit (ICU) patient; differentiate between the advantages and disadvantages of various agents available to provide sedation and analgesia for the ICU patient; and recognize how critical illness and multiorgan failure affect the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles of sedation drugs.
Authors: Peter V. Sackey, M.D., Ph.D., has received lecture honoraria from Abbott Scandinavia, Stockholm, Sweden, and advisory honoraria from Baxter Global, Paris, France. Lars I. Eriksson, M.D., Ph.D., has received lecture and advisory honoraria from Abbott Scandinavia, Stockholm, Sweden, and Schering-Plough (part of Merck Inc., USA). Claes-Roland Martling, M.D., Ph.D., and Peter J. Radell, M.D., Ph.D., have no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material.
Author: Jean-Francois Payen, M.D., Ph.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 December 31, 2013.