Anesthesia Management and Postoperative Delirium: Proactively Targeting the Depth of Sedation is organized by myCME.
Release Date: September 15, 2016
Expires Date: December 31, 2020
Anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists
• 0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
• 0.50 / CE for Nurses (0.50 Class A CE Credits)
A significant number of patients undergoing surgery develop neurologic complications postoperatively, ranging from subtle cognitive alterations to clinically evident confusion and delirium. Restoration of cognitive function following surgery is the ultimate goal and requires an interdisciplinary approach that includes all anesthesiology providers. Developing a comprehensive approach from preoperative identification of risk factors to intraoperative brain monitoring to postoperative pharmacologic management of delirium will result in decreased delirium and more favorable outcomes.
ed based on whether key questions were answered consistent with the current evidence base, and in line with patient needs.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
• Discuss preoperative methods for minimizing postoperative delirium including proper screening and identification of risk factors
• Utilize intraoperative measures such as evidence-based monitoring when administering anesthesia to minimize postoperative delirium
• Review nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic methods for preventing and treating postoperative delirium
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Anesthesia and intensive care, Geriatrics, Neurology, Surgery