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11th Annual UNC-Duke-Wake Forest Pediatric Anesthesiology Conference: Best Practices in Pediatric Anesthesia Care


The purpose of the CME activity is to provide physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), anesthesia assistants (AAs), registered nurses, fellows and residents an up-to-date refresher on information, techniques, and current research relevant to the practice of pediatric anesthesia. The goals of the CME activity will be accomplished with lectures, forums, and pro/con debates that will assess participant feedback in real time, using an audience participation system. The ultimate goal is to provide participants with tools and information that will improve the quality and safety of the care they provide to the pediatric patient in the perioperative setting.

Learning Objectives for Participants

The information presented at this educational activity should improve your ability to:

    • Explain best practices for improvement of infection control in the operating suite
    • Discuss the anesthetic management of hypoplastic left heart syndrome in the pediatric population
    • Explain the current evidence for use of sugammadex in pediatric patients
    • Identify and manage the pediatric patient with a solid abdominal mass
    • Discuss the anesthetic management of a tracheal mass resection in the pediatric patient
    • Comprehend the challenges and pitfalls of delivering anesthesia outside of the operating room
    • Discuss the physiology and management of hereditary angioedema
    • Identify risk factors for and discuss the prevalence of substance abuse among anesthesia providers
    • Discuss management of the known pediatric difficult airway using advanced airway techniques
    • Weigh the potential pros and cons of midazolam premedication in the pediatric population
    • Discuss ultrasound based approaches to central and peripheral venous access in
    • Discuss the complex anesthetic management of conjoined twins
    • Explain current and future opportunities for virtual reality in the perioperative period
    • Effectively manage workplace dynamics within the anesthesia care team

Target Audience

Anesthesiologists, CRNAs, AAs, Pediatric Nurses, Residents, and Fellows in Anesthesiology, Student Nurse Anesthetists, and other healthcare professionals who care for pediatric patients in the perioperative period.

Accreditation Statement

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit

The Wake Forest School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Anesthetist Credit

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 8.50 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1036858; Expiration Date 4/27/2019.