Anesthesiology Self-Paced Learning Series: Reactive Airway Disease Review Module
Despite board certification and regular completion of continuing medical education, many anesthesia practitioners may exhibit knowledge gaps or performance issues that detract from quality patient care. The presence of these issues can be multifactorial – new surgical procedures, variations in anesthesia equipment, drug availability, communication systems issues, or local hospital culture. Often practitioners may not even be aware of systemic quality issues to which they or their colleagues are contributing. Self-paced learning opportunities, created by the Department of Anesthesiology with contributions from content experts, can help address these knowledge gaps in an efficient and targeted manner.
This course is designed for anesthesiologists, pain medicine and perioperative medicine specialists
Upon completion of this activity, participants of the training should be able to:
- Recognize the underlying mechanisms and epidemiology of reactive airway diseases
- Identify the risk factors for bronchospasm and laryngospasm
- Manage reactive airway disease complications
- David Metro, MD FASA - Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Senior Vice Chair for Education, Senior Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
- Shawn T. Beaman, MD, FASA - Chief Anesthesiologist, UPMC Presbyterian, Associate Professor, Director, Trauma Anesthesiology, UPMC Presbyterian, , Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
- Joshua Knight, MD FASE - Medical Director of Quality, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
This activity has been designated as and meets the Pennsylvania licensure requirement for Patient Safety-Risk Management Credit. It is the responsibility of the learner to maintain the educational presentation or conference agenda as evidence, if needed for audit purposes.
The information presented at this activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
- 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.25 Patient Safety/Risk Management
- 0.25 Attendance
- 0.25 Patient Safety/Risk Management