CME Office: 
Series date: 
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 7:15am to Friday, November 13, 2020 - 8:15am


Members of the department of Anesthesia benefit from structured and regular review of literature and professional guidelines for patient care and management. Such examples include: updates in national guidelines for anticoagulation for regional and neuraxial anesthesia and updates in the perioperative surgical home. In addition, unique to our department is the rare use of critically important emergency drugs, protocols and equipment, which, because of their importance and rare use, need to be reviewed periodically by ALL members of the department. Educational topics are selected each month that provide current information that is relevant to our practice here and have high potential to improve patient care. 

Continual improvement and an evidence-based approach to the practice of anesthesia, with an emphasis on patient safety, improved patient outcomes, reduction in anesthetic complications, crisis management, and proper use of new pharmacologic agents and techniques with special attention to non-opioid modalities of pain management

Target Audience:

All department members

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Apply the pharmacokinetics/dynamics of new medications in the practice of anesthesia, with an emphasis on providing opioid free anesthesia.

  2. Be aware of any updates within the national anesthesia guidelines, such as the American Society of Anesthesiologist and American Society of Regional Anesthesia.

  3. Incorporate new techniques such as point of care ultrasound, PECs blocks, etc into everyday practice.

  4. Communicate in a more culturally sensitive manner to help improve patient care experience.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency:

Transgender patients deserve the same high quality care we provide for all patients. However, this patient population faces discrimination quite frequently. Often this discrimination may be unintentional, so we hope to provide the proper training to staff to recognize their implicit biases and improve communication with transgender patients.

Planning Committee:

  • Michael Do, MD, CME Anesthesia Planner, Anesthesia Department, Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco
  • Paul Weyker, MD, CME Anesthesia Planner, Anesthesia Department, Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco
  • Jie Zheng, MD, Chief of Medical Education
  • Tenisha Jones, MLIS, Assistant Medical Librarian
  • Agnes Lau, Sr. Quality Specialist


KP Guidelines, American Society of Anesthesiologist, Surgical Journals

Disclosure Statement: 

Chris Moore, CRNA, has disclosed that he receives salary, incentive, and stocks from Genentech for his spouse's role as an employee. Upon thorough review of all persons in a position to control content including; collection of disclosure information, our policy for Mechanisms to Identify and Resolve Conflicts of Interest, and faculty centered review, Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco has determined that the speakers and the planning committee for this activity do not have any relevant financial relationships and that Mr. Moore's disclosed relationship has been resolved. Mr. Moore has agreed not to mention any products from his respective relationship during this Series. Additionally, Mr. Moore will recuse himself from commenting at all during a Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco CME activity when other discussants may discuss products from Genentech, at which time the CME Planners, Dr. Paul Weyker and Dr. Edward Yap, will ensure balanced therapeutic options are discussed. 

The regular presenters and program planners of this case conference have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest (s). The CME Department has reviewed their disclosure information for the planner(s) and/or committee / faculty or this program and they do not have relationships that present a relevant financial conflict of interest.

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME Activity.

Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand-name products.

Accreditation Statement:

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement:

The Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center designates this live 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.

Nurses may report up to a maximum total of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ towards the Continuing Medical Education requirements for license renewal by the California Board of Registered Nurses.


Series location: 
Kaiser Permenente
1200 El Camino Real
3rd Floor, Chestnut Conference Room
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States