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 http://education.asahq.org/2012-journal-cmeand 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 designed for physicians involved with anesthesiology education, clinical practice, and research.

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 http://education.asahq.org/2012-journal-cme. 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:

Joyce Canselor

Education Coordinator, CME

(847) 268-9185

j.canselor@asahq.org

This Month's ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME

Read the article by Bijker et al . entitled “Intraoperative hypotension and perioperative ischemic stroke after general surgery: A nested case-control study” on page 658 of this issue.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the learner will understand the pathophysiology, diagnostic measures, and time course of perioperative stroke; be able to identify which patient characteristics and surgical procedures are at highest risk for perioperative stroke; and know which threshold definition of “intraoperative hypotension” is most commonly associated with perioperative stroke.

Authors Disclosures

Authors:  Jilles B. Bijker, M.D., Suzanne Persoon, M.D., Linda M. Peelen, Ph.D., Karel G. M. Moons, Ph.D., Cor J. Kalkman, M.D., Ph.D., L. Jaap Kappelle, M.D., Ph.D., and Wilton A. van Klei, 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.

Expiration

Registration and submission of answers must be completed by March 31, 2015.