After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Describe the roles of the members of the health care team in their respective responsibilities for quality care.
2. Engage in discussion about whether an opioid free anesthetic is optimal.
3. Discuss the case study on balanced opioid free anesthesia with dexmedetomidine vs balanced anesthesia with remifentanil for major or intermediate non cardiac surgery.
4. Better understand what has led to the push for opioid free anesthetics.  
5. Engage in discussion on the optimal timing of ondansetron during surgery to prevent post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV).
6. D
escribe the limitations of “The Effect of Timing of Ondansetron Administration on its Efficacy, Cost-Effectiveness, and Cost-Benefit as a Prophylactic Antiemetic in the Ambulatory Setting.” 
7. Better understand and critique the power analysis used in the design of studies.  Focus will be on the meaning of alpha, beta, and determination of sample size.  
8. E
ngage in a discussion on the importance of using Bonferroni correction when designing a study with multiple comparisons.


John Burton, CRNA
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Baystate Medical Center 

Joseph Coyne, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Baystate Medical Center

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.


Session date: 
04/08/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am EDT
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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