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Drug Errors in Anesthesia is organized by American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and will be held during Mar 07, 2017 - Mar 06, 2020.

The target audience for this medical event is Anesthesiologists, thoracic surgeons, urologists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Course Description:
Administration of potent anaesthetic drugs with small intrinsic margins between effective doses and overdose requires constant vigilance. Anesthesiologists are acutely aware of the numerous claims related to drug errors included in the ASA Closed Claims Database and are familiar with the lexicon that classifies mechanisms of drug errors. Therefore, anesthesiologists know that the most common distinct mechanisms of error are substitution, insertion, and incorrect dose. They also must recognize that an incorrect dose is most likely to produce serious or even fatal consequences. Physicians need to regularly review the OR procedures to ensure safe drug use, and be alerted to the change before the drugs are provided and stocked in the OR.

Conference Objectives are :
• Describe the types of drug errors and their standard definitions.
• Recognize mechanisms of drug errors in the operating room.
• State the frequency of errors associated with various commonly used drugs.
• Cite various management strategies to minimize drug errors in anaesthesia.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Anesthesiology, Pharmacy and Medicine

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Activity Fee : USD $15.00

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American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

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