What's New In  |   October 2015
Anesthesia Patient Safety Editorial Board ASA Patient Safety Content Continues to Grow
Author Affiliations
  • David Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
    Anesthesia Patient Safety Editorial Board
    Editor-in-Chief
  • Richard C. Prielipp, M.D.
    Anesthesia Patient Safety Editorial Board
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Patient Safety / What's New In
What's New In   |   October 2015
Anesthesia Patient Safety Editorial Board ASA Patient Safety Content Continues to Grow
ASA Monitor 10 2015, Vol.79, 44-45.
ASA Monitor 10 2015, Vol.79, 44-45.
Anesthesiology always leads medicine in the pursuit of patient safety. Thus, in 2007, the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) announced a requirement for patient safety education as a part of Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®). Your ASA leadership quickly responded by constituting APSEB, with the mission to produce focused, educational and timely patient safety courses to fulfill the 20 CME hours required by the ABA for MOCA.
Members enrolled in MOCA should check the ABA website (www.theaba.org) for official information on updates to the MOCA program for anesthesiology. Most readers are aware that the ABA is piloting the new MOCA 2.0 system to transition MOCA to continuous learning with demonstration of proficiencies that more directly help diplomates improve the care of their patients. While refinements continue to MOCA 2.0, ABA directors currently emphasize elimination of key knowledge gaps, new formative assessment tools and an ongoing emphasis on patient safety. Indeed, MOCA 2.0 should provide a more personalized and meaningful lifelong learning process.
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