Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

2nd Virtual Conference
May 6-8, 2022


Learning Objectives


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

  • Implement the use of basic ultrasound to secure peripheral and central vascular access for the pediatric patient
  • Integrate ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia techniques for surgery & pain management into one’s clinical practice (i.e. upper/lower extremity, abdominal/thoracic regional blocks)
  • Learn how to perform a FAST exam using Point of Care Ultrasound
  • List the anesthetic techniques which may lessen the risk of neurologic injury for neonates
  • Understand the physiology and pharmacology of neonates and infants
  • Formulate the optimal anesthetic plan for specific neonatal surgical emergencies
  • Identify mechanisms designed to optimize oxygen delivery
  • Recognize specific ethical dilemmas faced by pediatric anesthesiologists
  • Gain some understanding about the impact of racial bias during the clinical encounter
  • Understand perioperative considerations for gender diverse youth
  • Identify anesthesia deficiencies in low-resource countries
  • Review updated practice guidelines for perioperative blood management
  • Review updated practice guidelines for button battery ingestion
  • Identify pathways to design and implement pediatric ERAS protocols
  • Select the optimal ventilation strategy for a child in the ICU
  • Understand nutrition considerations within the ICU
  • Learn how to effectively manage patients requiring ECMO
  • Identify safe techniques for anesthetic management of the pediatric patient with congenital heart disease
  • Classify updates in the management of pediatric resuscitation
  • Determine treatment options to effectively manage acute and chronic pediatric pain, and decide when to consult an interventional pain specialist
  • Learn how to integrate acupuncture into multi-modal pediatric pain management plans
  • Evaluate and manage children with a difficult airway
  • Identify important papers applicable to children published within the last year
Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
(Optional and Fee Required)
At the conclusion of this workshop participants will become familiar with the basic concept of the ultrasound technique, settings optimization, ultrasound anatomy, and the technique of ultrasound-guided cannulation.

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

  • Describe the basic concept of the ultrasound technique, basic physics, and the use of appropriate transducers
  • Identify the most useful vessels for cannulation in difficult IV patients
  • Practice the technical skills of in-plane and out-of-plane ultrasound-guided cannulation
Acupuncture Workshop (Optional and Fee Required)
The National Institutes of Health suggests that the use of acupuncture results in satisfactory treatment for nausea/vomiting, post-surgery pain, addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma. Acupuncture can be integrated in pediatric perioperative care and pain practice.
  • Describe the history and theory of acupuncture
  • Recognize scientific evidence of acupuncture practice
  • Describe acupuncture meridian and micro-system paradigms
  • Incorporate acupuncture in pediatric perioperative anesthesia care and pain medicine
Pediatric Patient Blood Management Workshop (Optional and Fee Required)

This workshop is designed to cover current evidence based guidelines for pediatric patient blood management including best practice guideline for multimodal strategies to manage the bleeding child. Anemia management, evidence based guidelines for red and yellow blood product transfusion, massive hemorrhage guidelines and point-of-care testing will be covered. Practical case scenarios will be discussed.