Using Cognitive Aids in Anethesia 2019


As a member of the anesthesia care team, you know cognitive aids, sometimes referred to as “checklists,” are designed to bridge knowledge gaps and enhance your cognition in anesthesia crises. 

“Using Cognitive Aids in Anesthesiology” will equip every member of the care team with a deep understanding of the benefits of using cognitive aids in clinical anesthesia. Participants will discover how to reduce the omission of critical steps, understand strategies to deal with rare and unexpected events, and recognize steps for complex problems. 

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  • Expand your learning with interactive lectures and case studies  

  • Access the course anywhere, and at any time with this online module

  • Learn when it aligns with your schedule with this self-paced course

Target Audience

This activity is intended for all members of the anesthesia care team.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain why cognitive aid use in clinical practice is beneficial. 
  • Describe best practices in using cognitive aids during a crisis event. 
  • Apply an effective model to implement cognitive aids into clinical practice. 

Additional Information

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
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Course summary
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  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Alexander Hannenberg, M.D. 
Ankeet D. Udani, M.D.

Disclosure: Alexander Hannenberg, M.D. and Ankeet D. Udani, M.D. have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

This activity is designated for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


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This course is offered through American Society of Anesthesiologists. 

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