Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

In-Person and Live-Streaming
May 4-7, 2023


Learning Objectives


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

  • Review updated practice guidelines for perioperative blood management
  • Review TXA indications and contraindications for pediatrics
  • Learn the PEACOC collaborative
  • Understand viral patterns and seasonal impacts of Covid in PICU
  • Learn risk stratification for cardiac patients coming for non-cardiac surgery
  • Recognize sustainability efforts to enhance perioperative pediatric safety and outcomes
  • Follow the data: perioperative neonatal outcomes
  • Review intravenous fluid management strategies
  • Translate the impact of neonatal drug exposure to MRI brain patterns
  • Craft a safer anesthetic, to reduce perioperative neurologic injury
  • Incorporate fetal anesthesia into one’s practice
  • Optimize antibiotics for penicillin-allergic patients
  • LAST: how to diagnose and treat efficiently
  • Pitfalls for the pediatric patient in NORA
  • Summarize clinical pearls of Dexmedetomidine use
  • Sedation and analgesia strategy for optimal outcomes in the PICU
  • Best clinical practices for post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage
  • Manage unique PACU dilemmas
  • Learn the emerging pediatric regional blocks (head to toe)
  • Learn the feasibility of offering pediatric regional blocks in the cardiac OR
  • POCUS Workshop – rotate through 6 stations
  • Develop proficiency FAST exam using POCUS
  • Regional Workshop - integrate ultrasound-guided regional techniques for surgery & pain management into one’s clinical practice (caudal, upper/lower extremity, abdominal/thoracic regional blocks)
  • How to implement methadone in the perioperative period, and reduce opioid requirements
  • Adopt new techniques for anesthetic management of the pediatric patient with congenital heart disease
  • Identify updates on anticoagulation in children in the cardiac OR
  • Summarize ventricular assist devices in pediatrics
  • Determine treatment options to effectively manage acute and chronic pediatric pain
  • Learn how to integrate acupuncture into multi-modal pediatric pain management plans
  • Assess and manage children presenting with a challenging airway
  • Participate in a cutting-edge airway workshop
  • Learn strategies for curtailing burnout and mechanisms to develop resilience
  • Sign up for private coaching sessions
  • Discuss Oncologist’s Perspective: Pediatric Palliative Care in the Perioperative Period
  • Discuss Parent’s Perspective: Advocacy, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Acupuncture Workshop (Optional and Fee Required)

Acupuncture is practiced widely in America and is part of the larger tradition of Chinese medical therapy. Research on acupuncture has increased in recent years, and clinical research has supported the incorporation of acupuncture into common pediatric practice. The National Institutes of Health recommends 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. 

The workshop includes a didactic lecture about the history, theories, mechanisms, and laws/regulations related to the practice of pediatric acupuncture. We will provide background knowledge and foundation in acupuncture medicine and hands-on practice. In small group formats, we will identify major acupuncture points and teach acupuncture-related therapies, including moxibustion and cupping. 
  • Summarize the history of acupuncture and develop enhanced knowledge the practice 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
  • Participate in hands-on demonstration of acupuncture and related techniques
Pediatric Patient Blood Management (pPBM) Masterclass
(Application for session required) (In-Person Attendees Only)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2023
Contact info for questions: Amanda Baier, Course Manager

Presented by national and international experts, this interactive, hands-on Pediatric Patient Blood Management (pPBM) masterclass will review current evidence-based guidelines for pPBM management, including best-practice guidelines for multimodal strategies to manage the bleeding child. Designed for leaders or emerging leaders in the field of pediatric PBM, the masterclass will cover: anemia management, benefits and risks of blood transfusion, coagulation factors and blood product alternatives, massive hemorrhage guidelines, point of care testing (viscoelastic testing) and basic blood banking for the pediatric anesthesiologist.