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 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) ™. 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.

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., and 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.

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) ™ 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

Read the article by Flink et al.  entitled “Obstructive sleep apnea and incidence of postoperative delirium after elective knee replacement in the nondemented elderly” on page 788 and the accompanying editorial by Bateman and Eikermann entitled “Obstructive sleep apnea predicts adverse perioperative outcome: Evidence for an association between obstructive sleep apnea and delirium” on page 753 of this issue.

After completing this activity, the learner will explain risk factors for elderly patients developing postoperative delirium (POD), recognize the characteristics of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and identify associations between OSA and POD described in this study that merit further investigation to mitigate the development of POD.

Authors:  Paula T. Trzepacz, M.D., receives a salary from and is a shareholder in Eli Lilly and Company. Benjamin J. Flink, B.A., Sarah K. Rivelli, M.D., Elizabeth A. Cox, M.D., William D. White, M.S., M.P.H., Grace Falcone, R.N., Thomas P. Vail, M.D., Christopher C. Young, M.D., Michael P. Bolognesi, M.D., Andrew D. Krystal, M.D., Richard E. Moon, M.D., and Madan M. Kwatra, Ph.D., have no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material.

Authors:  Matthias Eikermann, M.D., Ph.D., received research grants from Merck and ResMed. Brian T. Bateman, 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 April 30, 2015.