Opportunities

Free Online MOCA® Part II Opportunity: Safety and Efficacy of the Reversal of Neuromuscular Blockade in Outpatient/ Ambulatory Surgery

Course Description

ASA Education has released this three online module course entitled Safety and Efficacy of the Reversal of Neuromuscular Blockade in Outpatient/ Ambulatory Surgery. This course fulfills the Patient Safety component of MOCA® Part II.

The three modules include the following breakdowns:

  • Module 1 is a didactic activity with faculty videos, posttests, and evaluation. Up to 2.5 CME can be claimed.
  • Module 2 is an optional activity that requires learners to create a Performance Improvement Action Plan implemented over a minimum of 14 days. A faculty monitored Discussion Board is available for learners to post questions and comments (Module 2 only).
  • Module 3 is the action plan outcomes report followed by an evaluation. Up to 7.50 CME can be claimed.

Course Access

The course is available to both members and nonmembers of ASA at no charge. This free course is supported by an educational grant by Merck.

All ASA account holders are auto-enrolled in this course. The course is already available under your enrollments in the Education Center.

Click here to access the course.

Don’t have an ASA account? Create one here first, and then visit Shop ASA to add this course to your shopping cart before checkout.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, attendees will be able to recognize risk factors associated with preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative neuromuscular blockade and implement safe and effective monitoring of residual postoperative neuromuscular blockade and recovery.

Click here for more information on the course under Item Details.

CME Information

Physicians can earn up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for their participation in this learning activity. The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

More information on this course can be found here: http://www.asahq.org/education under free education

Free Online MOCA® Opportunity: Customizing Pain Management in the Ambulatory Setting

 

Course Description

This course uses interactive cases and expert discussions to help you improve pain management in four different outpatient settings: emergency medicineurologyorthopedics and plastic surgery.

Explore multimodal approaches to optimize postoperative analgesia that emphasizes evidence-based recommendations and access links to resources to reinforce learning. Minimize complications and learn the current techniques for managing acute postoperative pain in these patient settings.

Course Access

There is no cost to take this course. All ASA Members and registered ASA account holders are auto-enrolled in this course. The course is already available under your enrollments in the Education Center. Take the course now

Don’t have an ASA account? Create one here first, and then visit Shop ASA to add this course to your shopping cart before checkout.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore multimodal approaches to postoperative analgesia in the ambulatory/ outpatient setting, with an emphasis on evidence-based recommendations
  • Summarize recent developments in analgesia, including combination approaches, in terms of key safety and efficacy data
  • Appropriately select analgesia for the postoperative patient in the ambulatory setting, incorporating a multimodal approach whenever feasible

CME Information

Physicians can earn up to 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for their participation in this learning activity. This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0™. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

More information on this course can be found here: http://www.asahq.org/education under free education.

NACOR/AQI 

SCOR

AQI and SAMBA agreement to improve quality management for ambulatory anesthesia

The Anesthesia Quality Institute® (AQI®) and the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) have entered into an agreement to provide SAMBA Members with the opportunity to participate in AQI’s National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry® (NACOR®).

As part of the agreement, active SAMBA members can participate in NACOR and AQI government reporting programs at a reduced rate when defined ASA membership thresholds are met. Click here to download the price rates.

The agreement also calls for AQI to develop ambulatory surgery measures and provide SAMBA with non-identifiable data for quality improvement projects. SAMBA members also will serve on AQI committees.

SAMBA members can participate in NACOR Basic, NACOR Standard Quality Reporting or NACOR Quality ConciergeTM. SAMBA members will have more access to more outcomes data and quality reports.

“The resources that ASA and AQI have to bear bring robust opportunities for growth for SAMBA’s outcomes databases for ambulatory centers,” says Michael Guertin, M.D., M.B.A., CPE, clinical associate professor of anesthesiology and medical director, outpatient surgery, at The Ohio State University. “This becomes a valuable agreement for SAMBA members.”

In addition to quality reporting resources, the agreement also will help practices with peer-to-peer benchmarking and will ultimately help in improving patient care, Dr. Guertin says.

The arrangement will help to further position NACOR as the quality reporting tool of choice among anesthesia clinicians.

For additional information, please contact: qcdr@asahq.org