Activity ID



February 26, 2020

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

American Society of Anesthesiologists


The panel will discuss the prevalence of policies regulating electronic device use in the operating room for non-patient care activities, summarize the evidence linking electronic distractions to patient safety in the operating room and explore the potential medicolegal consequences of allowing electronic distractions during provision of anesthesia care.

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Educational Objectives

Identify prevailing attitudes and types of allowable provider activities in the operating room in US academic anesthesiology departments
Summarize the evidence linking operating room distractions to patient safety during anesthesia care
Recognize the potential medicolegal consequences on indulging in non-patient care activities during provision of anesthesia care
Modify intraoperative behaviors and practices to minimize distractions and medicolegal liability related to distractions during provision of anesthesia care


Patient safety, Clinical Processes/Effectiveness


Medical Knowledge

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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