Want a little MOCA® with that?

The American Board of Anesthesiology® has just informed us that they have approved 3.25 hours of Patient Safety CME for MOCA® Part II. Most of us need at least 20 hours of Patient Safety CME during our MOCA cycles; ABA approved Patient Safety CME is the easiest way to go about doing this.  ABA approved Patient CME at the SPPM is the most interesting and (hopefully) relevant way to do this.

There are two major safety themes that will be addressed. The first is one that has been under-recognized in perioperative care, and that is the impact of various medications on sleep patterns, and the impact of sleep patterns on morbidity. There has been greater interest and recognition of the danger of opioid use in patients with a variety of co-morbidities including obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but little discussion on the effects of chronic use. This session will focus on developing safe and effective practices for optimizing analgesia.in patients at risk for sleep disruption

The second session focuses directly on monitoring and developing safe practices with the use of analgesics and regional anesthesia. Effective regional anesthesia services ensure that safety is a priority. Setting up a new service and overcoming existing obstacles mandates that there are multiple procedures in place to ensure a safe environment and that any complications can be detected, discussed and corrected.

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