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At the conclusion of this course, the participants will be able to:
  • Develop treatment strategies for pediatric patients with medical conditions such as congenital cardiac diseases, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and necrotizing enterocolitis.
  • Appropriately manage children with a difficult airway
  • Discuss recent recommendations and guidelines regarding optimal intraoperative fluid management and intraoperative coagulopathies and management.
  • Develop strategies to implement initiatives to improve patient safety
  • Identify different aspects of care for the child with a chronic illness
  • Integrate cutting edge innovations and advancements in the field of pediatric anesthesia into their care of patients
  • Develop strategies in organizing care in the face of a disaster
  • Identify high risk pediatric cardiac patients undergoing noncardiac surgery
  • Develop multidisciplinary approaches to sedation and chronic pain management
  • Identify safe techniques to obtain peripheral and invasive access in the pediatric patient
  • Learn about pain management and regional blocks in pediatric patients
  • Review and evaluate pediatric anesthesia literature

Difficult Airway Workshop Objectives (Included in general tuition)

At the conclusion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  1. Understand and recognize various pediatric syndromes and their implications in airway management.
  2. Understand various methods in managing the difficult pediatric airway.
  3. Enhance skills in pediatric airway management in a hands-on simulation workshop.

Regional Block and Pain Treatment Workshop (Optional and Fee Required)

This workshop will focus on basic ultrasound based regional anesthesia techniques designed for novices and intermediate skill level practitioners who desire to learn more about the blocks provided every day in a busy pediatric practice. Delegates will become familiar with basic principles of ultrasonography and needle maneuvering, applied anatomy, and will scan pediatric models. Colleagues who are more advanced will be grouped together to allow for more rapid progression of topics and more advanced learning.

At the conclusion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  1. Acquire basic understanding of ultrasound principles for imaging anatomic structures
  2. Evaluate the anatomy and resultant sonoanatomy necessary to provide common regional blocks in infants and children
  3. Scan live pediatric models to practice the skills necessary to visualize nerve blocks used in everyday pediatric practice
  4. Incorporate acupuncture into the care of pediatric patients.

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop (Optional and Fee Required)

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will become familiar with the basic concept of the ultrasound technique, basic physics, and the use of appropriate transducers. Participants will gain knowledge of using the ultrasound to evaluate patient's volume status by evaluation the  heart using some basic trans-transthoracic views. Participants will gain practical skills in evaluating airways and use of the ultrasound for patients with difficult airway. In addition, they will be taught how to evaluate lungs and pleura by ​utilizing this diagnostic method.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the basic concept of the ultrasound technique, basic physics, and the use of appropriate transducers.
  2. Determine how to use ultrasound to evaluate a patients volume status by evaluating the heart using basic transthoracic views.
  3. Incorporate skills to evaluate airways and use of ultrasound for patients with difficult airways.