To receive your CME certificate:
- Download the Credit Claim Form.
- Indicate the number of hours you attended (credit will be verified against registration).
- Send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Your certificate will be emailed to you within 1 week.
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss medications, techniques, concepts, or systems related to regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine that have been successful.
- Identify current techniques and programs that have the potential to develop into long lasting practice imperatives.
- Critically evaluate the future of medications and techniques that may become the standard of care in time.
- Evaluate the evidence for extended-release local anesthetics and its limitations and compare the benefits to those of catheter-based techniques for analgesia.
- Describe the current state of evidence for general versus spinal anesthesia for ambulatory orthopedic surgery and be able to list advantages to each technique for rapid discharge.
- Describe the outcomes of opioid-free anesthesia studies to date and explain what the challenges are to implementation of opioid-free anesthesia and what types of patients might benefit most from opioid-free anesthesia and which might be better with an opioid-sparing approach.
- Describe maneuvers to optimize ultrasound imaging of nerves and other structures in patients with abnormal soft tissues (edema, elevated BMI, etc)
- Use surrogate markers of nerve location to identify target nerves for injection
- Adapt the conventional approach to peripheral nerve block techniques to address challenges presented by altered anatomy.
- Describe challenges in the practice of perioperative multimodal pain medicine nationally and internationally.
- Recommend opportunities for collaboration among different regional anesthesia and pain professional societies
This ASRA Pain Medicine CME program was developed specifically for physicians, residents, fellows, and scientists who care for patients with acute pain by providing regional anesthesia and other pain therapies. ASRA Pain Medicine supports a multidisciplinary and interprofessional approach to continuing education and patient care by also providing relevant education for other healthcare professionals not directly engaging in interventional regional anesthesia and/or pain medicine procedures. ASRA Pain Medicine offers learning opportunities to the national and international healthcare community.
Accreditation and credit designation statements
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The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine designates this live course for a maximum of 23.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
PAs (Physicians Assistants)
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 23.50 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 23.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Regulations dictate that only physicians may earn CME credits; however, many state Boards of Registered Nursing accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Attendees are responsible for confirming their specific board’s acceptance of ASRA Pain Medicine-provided credits. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 23.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™
The American Board of Anesthesiology® MOCA®
Max. 17.50 credits.
RC-01: Safety: How to Provide Safe Regional Anesthesia in Physiological Extremes (2.0 credits)
WS-03: Blocks for Abdominal Surgery (2.0 credits)
WS-06: Neuraxial US and High-Fidelity Thoracic Epidural Simulator (2.0 credits)
WS-22: Basic Fluoroscopy for Thoracic and Lumbar Epidural Placement for Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia (1.50 credits)
WS-23: Basic Fluoroscopy for Thoracic and Lumbar Epidural Placement for Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia (2.0 credits)
WS-24: Basic Fluoroscopy for Thoracic and Lumbar Epidural Placement for Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia (2.0 credits)
PS-02b: Transitional Pain Service: From Concept to Reality (1.50 credits)
WS-14: Blocks for Spine Surgery (1.50 credits)
WS-16: Fascial Plane Blocks for Abdominal Surgery (1.50 credits)
Saturday (max. 1.50 credits)
PS-05a: Practice Management Session (1.50 credits)
 MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of The American Board of Anesthesiology®.
Credit Reporting to the ABA: ASRA Pain Medicine is an ABA-approved provider and, as a service to ASRA Pain Medicine members and participants, CME credits are reported to the ABA. Participants must include their correctly formatted ABA ID number (34567890) during the online evaluation and credit claim process available at the conclusion of the activity. Once the online evaluation and credit claim process is closed, certificates will be issued and credits reported to the ABA. After this time, participants may request their CME certificate by contacting email@example.com, but ASRA Pain Medicine will no longer report credits to the ABA, which will then be the individual participant’s responsibility. Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology.® MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of The American Board of Anesthesiology.®
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has agreements based on the mutual recognition of credit points with the American Medical Association for live educational events. You may submit your CME certificate directly for credit recognition of this accredited group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. For more information, visit: www.royalcollege.ca
European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS-EACCME)
The UEMS-EACCME has agreements based on the mutual recognition of credit points with the American Medical Association for live educational events. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS): www.uems.net
Commercial support disclosure
View all industry support. This live course is supported, in part, by educational grants and in-kind support from industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence. Appropriate acknowledgement of all supporting organizations is made to participants prior to the educational activity in the program guide, on the event website, and with signage during the meeting. View the guidelines for company representative and in-kind support.
ASRA Pain Medicine thanks the following organizations for their generous support:
- Durable equipment: EpiMed, Fujifilm Sonosite, GE Healthcare, Mindray, Pacira, Wisonic Medical
- Disposable supplies: Safersonic
Disclosure and mitigation of personal conflicts of interest
View all faculty disclosures. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence and related policies, ASRA Pain Medicine is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its CME/CPD activities. Those in control of the educational content disclose all relevant relationships (financial or other) with any ineligible company that they have had within the past 24 months. If an individual refuses to disclose, they are disqualified from participating. Disclosure information is evaluated and conflicts of interest resolved. Disclosure is made to participants prior to the activity. Participants are asked to evaluate the objectivity and independence. Off-label or investigational use of a therapeutic product is also disclosed.