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Professional Allied Staff Courses

Saturday, September 17, 2011
8:00AM - 9:30AM

Location

(C) 107A-B

AML07

Pediatrics*

Morton Rosenberg, DMD
Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Head, Division of Anesthesia and Pain Control
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Boston, MA

Synopsis

This presentation will focus on pediatric care during sedation and anesthesia, and diagnosis and treatment of medical emergencies. The differences between adult and pediatric patients in terms of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and monitoring will be discussed, as well as problems unique to the pediatric population.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the unique problems associated with pediatric patients during sedation and anesthesia;
  2. Compare the anatomical and physiological differences between pediatric and adult patients;
  3. Discuss the sedative and anesthetic techniques for the care of pediatric patients; and
  4. Describe monitoring techniques that prevent untoward outcomes in pediatric patients.

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