Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

May 8-10, 2020 | Friday - Sunday
The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA

May 7, 2020


Two Pre-Conference Workshop Offerings
(Pre-registration and Fee Required)

12:00 - 7:00 PM Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop
Workshop Director: David Kantor, MD, PhD
Faculty: Walid Alrayashi, MD, Thomas Burch, MD, Susan Eklund, MD, Andrea Gomez Morad, MD, Pete Kovatsis, MD

Point-of-care ultrasound is an increasingly valuable tool in the perioperative management of pediatric patients. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be familiar with the basic concepts of the ultrasound technique, basic physics, and the use of appropriate transducers. Participants will gain knowledge in the use of ultrasound to evaluate ventricular function and volume status. Participants will also gain practical skills in using ultrasound to evaluate endotracheal intubation and the presence of a full stomach. In addition, participants will recognize how to evaluate for the presence of pneumothorax and pleural effusion.

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

  • Describe the basic concept of the ultrasound technique, basic physics, and the selection of appropriate transducers.
  • Learn how to use ultrasound to evaluate ventricular function and filling.
  • Learn how ultrasound can be used to assess for a pneumothorax, endotracheal intubation and a full stomach.
4:00 - 6:00 PM Pediatric Patient Blood Management Workshop
Laura Downey, MD, David Faraoni, MD, PhD, FAHA and Susan Goobie, MD, FRCPC
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, Massive Hemorrhage guidelines and Point-of-care testing will be covered. Practical case scenarios will be discussed. Hands on stations will be available demonstrating useful blood management equipment.


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