Pediatric Anesthesia

Pediatric Anesthesia

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Lead

Dr. Amy Roeske

Welcome Message

The pediatric anesthesia module comprises two months in Core I and two months in Core II. The majority of the pediatric anesthesia department members have contributed to this module as you can see by the many authors of the learning cases you will be completing.  We will support you in your learning to ensure you develop the required competencies to manage pediatric anesthesia cases of basic complexity.

EPAs & Milestones

  • Management of pediatric anesthesia.
    • Demonstrates assessment of the child including common syndromes and comorbidities, learning difficulties and anxiety.
    • Demonstrates airway management in pediatric patients.
    • Demonstrates management of intravenous and inhalational inductions in children.
    • Demonstrates management of the healthy child for pediatric surgery at primary care hospitals.
    • Demonstrates anesthesia consultation with parents.
    • Demonstrates management of the child for emergency surgery at primary care hospitals.
    • Demonstrates management of common pediatric crises.
    • Demonstrates management of acute pain including epidural and caudal anesthesia and analgesia.
  • Management of neonatal anesthesia and the premature or ex-premature infant.
    • Demonstrates understanding of the anesthesia considerations for the neonate.
    • Demonstrates management of common neonatal surgery (transition to practice)
  • Assessment and resuscitation of the critically ill child.
    • Demonstrates understanding of the differences in presentation of critically ill children as compared to critically ill adults.
    • Demonstrates ability to recognize the signs and symptoms present in a critically ill child.
    • Demonstrates initial management of the critically ill child.
    • Demonstrates crisis resource management skills.

Academic Curriculum

Learning Cases

Core 1

  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Foreign Body in the Airway
  • Pierre Robin Syndrome
  • Hypospadias Repair
  • Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
  • Hip Osteotomy
  • Strabismus Repair
  • Sickle Cell

Core 2

  • Ex-premature baby
  • Hypotonia
  • Anterior Mediastinal Mass
  • Polytrauma in a Pediatric Patient
  • Idiopathic Scoliosis and Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • Tetralogy of Fallot and Non-Cardiac Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • A Child With Empyema

Assessment Tools

  • Attended all teaching sessions
  • Compliant with Resident Logbook
  • Submitted the required number of CCATs (12 per Core)
  • Participated in the MEPA simulation scenarios
  • Present at the Pediatric Anesthesia Grand Rounds
  • Review Pediatric Core lectures from 2015 by end of Core 2
  • Completed the Online learning e-modules.
  • Demonstrated evidence of self-learning
  • OPTIONAL: Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) Course
  • OPTIONAL: Multidisciplinary Simulation Scenarios
  • Attend Pediatric Foundations Half-Day (Core 1)
  • Attend Full day orientation (Core 1)
  • Obtained clinical exposure to all Core 1 required areas.
  • Complete 8 Core 1 Pediatric Anesthesia learning cases
  • Assessed Competence in 9 Basic Skills of Pediatric Anesthesia (Core 1)
  • Obtained clinical exposure to all Core 2 required areas.
  • Complete 8 Core 2 Pediatric Anesthesia learning cases
  • Assessed Competence in 5 Basic Skills of Pediatric Anesthesia (Core 2)
  • Completed Core 2 MCQ pre-test
  • Achieved at least 60% on Core 2 MCQ post-test

Resources

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