Neuromuscular Monitoring

This CME activity is designed for all anesthesia care providers to learn more about residual neuromuscular blockade and neuromuscular monitoring. Objective neuromuscular monitoring is standard best practice to rule out residual neuromuscular blockade and improve patient safety. Real-life patient scenarios presented in short video-based sections are used to cover the educational objectives of neuromuscular monitoring practice. You will learn more about residual neuromuscular blockade, as well as he different types of neuromuscular monitoring (subjective vs. objective neuromuscular monitoring) and stimulation patterns. We will show a step-by-step approach to assemble objective neuromuscular monitoring equipment. We discuss factors impacting the duration of action of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking drugs and address the different reversing agents.

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Target Audience

Specialties - Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pulmonology

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assemble objective neuromuscular monitoring equipment and perform troubleshooting
  • Analyze measurements of objective neuromuscular monitoring
  • Incorporate objective neuromuscular monitoring into your daily practice, understanding the importance of its role in reducing the risk of residual neuromuscular blockade

Additional Information

Stanford University School of Medicine
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

The following planners and speaker have indicated they have no relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this activity:

Pedro Tanaka, MD, PhD, MACM
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Course Director

Christiane Klinkhardt, MD
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Course Director


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00 hours)


The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes that Continuing Medical Education (CME) is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements as long as the course is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM (  Nurses will receive a Certificate of Participation following this activity that may be used for license renewal.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 Participation
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