CHOP Open-access Medical Education: Anesthesia Course Presentations

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This seminar focuses on Anesthesia and was delivered in Salzburg, Austria, from January 20 – 26, 2019. The lectures are prepared by staff from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in weeklong modules that are prepared in affiliation with the American Austrian Foundation's Open Medical Institute. The lectures of this seminar are presented in the order of the live event.

What is a Difficult Airway?

Anesthesia – What is a Difficult Airway?

At the end of this session, learners will be able to understand the general approach to the pediatric difficult airway, three critical intubation techniques, and endotracheal tube exchange in the patient with a difficult airway.

Perioperative Quality Improvement

Anesthesia – Perioperative Quality Improvement

At the end of this session, learners will be able to understand the history and theory of quality improvement, the different methodological approaches to quality improvement, and be able to provide an example of a perioperative improvement project.

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Potpourri

Anesthesia – Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Potpourri

At the end of this session, learners will be able to understand the rationale for newer approaches to EEG monitoring in neonates with congenital heart disease, discuss the rapidly evolving innovations with lymphatic evaluations and treatment, and the novel collaborative methods for improving outcomes in single ventricle heart disease.

Pediatric Regional Anesthesia

Anesthesia – Pediatric Regional Anesthesia

At the end of this session, learners will be able to understand data supporting the safety of using regional anesthesia in children, discuss the evolving role of regional anesthesia in the care of children, and reflect upon the future questions that need to be answered in order to advance this practice in children.

Perioperative Care for Posterior Spine Fusion

Anesthesia – Perioperative Care for Posterior Spine Fusion

At the end of this session, learners will be able to understand data supporting optimal care in pediatric spine fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, including preoperative testing, neuromonitoring, blood loss mitigation, analgesia, and quality improvement.

Enhanced Recovery After Pediatric Surgery

Anesthesia – Enhanced Recovery After Pediatric Surgery

At the end of this session, learners will be able to understand the origin and central tenants of ERAS, the role of ERAS in adult surgical populations, discuss how ERAS principals are being used in pediatric surgical patients, and how ERAS in children might look different than ERAS in adults.

Pediatric Anesthesia Potpourri

Anesthesia – Pediatric Anesthesia Potpourri

At the end of this session, learners will be able to understand anterior mediastinal masses and emergence delirium, including the epidemiology, evidence-based medicine, and case studies.