Anesthesiology's Journal CME is open to all readers. Members of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) enjoy a preferred rate for their subscription. However, Journal CME is not limited to ASA members or Journal subscribers. To take part in Journal CME, complete the following steps:

  1. For the article listed on the right, read the learning objectives and disclosure information.

  2. Read the article in the print or online edition.

  3. Register at provide payment.

  4. Once online, complete the questions and other required information for the CME program, including the evaluation.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Purpose:  The focus of Anesthesiology Journal CME is to educate readers on current developments in the science and clinical practice of anesthesiology.

Target Audience:  Anesthesiology Journal CME is designed for physicians involved with anesthesiology education, clinical practice, and research.

Editor-in-Chief:  James C. Eisenach, M.D., returned a disclosure form indicating that he received consulting fees from Medtronic, Endo, and Solvay, and funded research from King Pharmaceuticals.

CME Editors:  Leslie C. Jameson, M.D., and Dan J. Kopacz, M.D., have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

ASA Staff:  Employees involved in planning have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

All tests and requests for credit must be submitted through the Anesthesiology CME website at Participants should claim credit in 15-minute increments, for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ per journal article.

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Annual Fee $60 $120

Per Issue $10 $20

Payment may be made using Visa or MasterCard.

Please direct any questions about Journal CME to:

Joyce Canselor

Education Coordinator, CME

(847) 268-9185

Read the article entitled “Practice advisory for the perioperative management of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices: Pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators—an updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Perioperative Management of Patients with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices” on page 247 of this issue.

After completing this activity, the learner should be able to identify the differences between a practice advisory, standard, and guideline; manage the perioperative evaluation, preparation, and care of a patient with a cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED); and recognize the therapeutic procedures likely to produce electromagnetic interference that can alter CIED function.

Authors (Committee Members):  Jeffrey L. Apfelbaum, M.D., Richard T. Connis, Ph.D., David G. Nickinovich, Ph.D., Marc A. Rozner, Ph.D., M.D., James R. Zaidan, M.D., M.B.A., have no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material. Peter Belott, M.D., has received consulting fees and honoraria from Boston Scientific Inc., consulting fees from Spectranetics Inc., consulting fees from Cameron Health Inc., and honoraria from Biotronik Corp.

Registration and submission of answers must be completed by February 28, 2014.