19th Annual Anesthesia Topics in the Tropics 2014
This program is designed for anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists to obtain knowledge and skills in the practice of anesthesiology. We will review indications, methods of administration, and complications of transfusions in infants and children. Guidelines for the Pediatric Perioperative Anesthesia Environment. Discussions related to decreasing anesthesia risks for children have generated proposals that range from implementing performance-based practitioner clinical privileging, suggesting that fellowship-trained anesthesiologists be required to provide anesthesia for children under a specific age and mandating that all infants and critically ill children requiring anesthesia be cared for in hospitals with special neonatal and/or pediatric care units. Over the last two decades, there has been a renewed interest in regional anesthesia for pediatric procedures. Several techniques have been extensively evaluated.
Specifically, the topics will center around three themes: Perioperative care: anesthesia for the neonate vs. the pediatric patient; anesthesia related neurotoxicity; regional anesthesia for the pediatric patient; ultrasound guidance for regional nerve blocks; optimal monitoring and reversal of neuromuscular blockade. Management: applying quality, safety, access and cost effectiveness in the operating arena; the effect of ageing on kidney function, assessment and treatment of pediatric neurotoxicity; and providing pediatric advanced life support. Practice Guidelines: how to assess respiratory infections as a perioperative risk, how to safely limit perioperative blood product delivery in children and adults; metabolism, elimination and kinetics of neuromuscular blocking drugs; new developments in neuromuscular blockade and reversal.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 17.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Anesthesiologists, Nurse Anesthetists
Optimize neonatal and pediatric care in the perioperative period.
Manage anesthesia for pediatric patients with a range of problems sets.
Utilize general anesthetics and neuromuscular blocking drugs according to the latest practice guidelines.
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David F. Stowe, M.D., Ph.D
Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University
Senior Staff Anesthesiologist, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
John Savarese, M.D.
Emeritus Professor and Chairman of Anesthesiology, Cornell University Medical Center
Lynn D. Martin, M.D., M.B.A.
Director, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Medical Director, Continuous Performance Improvement, Seattle Children's Hospital
Professor of Anesthesiology & Pediatrics (Adj.), University of Washington School of Medicine
- 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 17.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.