The Drug Approval Process, FDAMA and New Drugs on the Horizon: Implications for my practice
Upon completion of this lecture, the participant will better understand the process by which new drugs enter the marketplace. The lecturer will illustrate this process by discussing the progress of several new anesthetic & adjunctive agents through the FDAMA system, and will discuss post-marketing safety monitoring.
Tales from the MH Hotline
Upon completion of this case-based lecture, the participant will have a better understanding of updated diagnostic criteria for MH, and will have the opportunity to review key management strategies for children with this devastating response to anesthesia.
Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury: Mechanisms and strategies for prevention and treatment
Upon completion of this lecture, the participant will learn new information about the mechanism of neonatal brain injury, will understand his/her role in the prevention of additional injury as well as new management strategies for the prevention and management of hypoxic and ischemic injuries.
Update on Sedation
After attendance at this lecture, the participant will understand the sedative requirements for different kinds of diagnostic and therapeuic procedures and the pharmacology of sedation regimens for those procedures, the challenges of providing and staffing sedation services in remote locations, as well as the systems necessary to provide the optimum sedation services for children.
Anesthesia for Nuss Procedures
Upon completion of this lecture, the participant will understand the anatomical and physiologic changes associated with the Nuss repair for pectus excavatum, as well as anesthetic and analgesic strategies to minimize acute and chronic pain management. Common intraoperative and postoperative problems and solutions will also be discussed.
Update on the Management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)
Upon completion of this lecture, the participant will be familiar with updated diagnostic criteria and studies for the child with possible CRPS, as well as recent clinical advances in the management of this syndrome, including physical therapy, medications, and invasive techniques.
Anesthetic Considerations for Laparoscopic Procedures
Upon completion of this lecture, the participant will understand the key physiologic effects of laparoscopy in the anesthetized child of different ages, be able to recognize and manage potential problems, and have a better understanding of how advances in laparoscopic surgery will impact his/her practice.
Upon completion of this lecture, the participant will understand the pathophysiological principles that pertain to the management of children with traumatic injuries, including the evaluation process; the practitioner will be able to develop strategies for anesthetic management for a variety of injuries, and will understand the systems-based processes necessary for developing a high quality pediatric trauma service.