Pediatric Anesthesia during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Class A Credits: 1.0

Format: Video

Run time: 78 mins

Course Launch Date: 5/18/20

Course Expires: 5/17/21

Understand anesthetic management of pediatric patients with the goals to reduce the risk for SARS-CoV-2 transmission and protect healthcare personnel, patients, and their families.

*COVID-19 webinar series supported, in part, by an educational grant provided by Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson.

***If you previously attended a live webinar or session for CE credit, you are not eligible to receive additional credit for the replays.***


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A minimum passing score of 80% is required to pass this course. You have TWO opportunities to achieve a passing score. If you fail to achieve a passing score of 80%, you will not receive CE credit for this course.

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  • Describe anesthetic management of pediatric patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Describe strategies for reducing the risk for SARS-CoV-2 transmission when caring for pediatric patients.

Heather J. Rankin, CRNA

Heather J. Rankin is a CRNA at Children’s of Alabama, located in Birmingham, Alabama, where she has worked since 2006 as both a staff CRNA and as a senior CRNA.    She received her DNP and MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with her doctoral project “Perioperative Respiratory Complication in Pediatric Patients undergoing GU surgery with endotracheal intubation.”  Dr. Rankin is adjunct faculty at Samford University where she attended nurse anesthesia school and was recognized as one of the inaugural Living Legacy recipients in 2012.  She is involved in the ALANA and the AANA, currently serving as AANA Vice President.



James Furstein, PhD, DNAP, CPNP-AC, CRNA

James Furstein PhD, DNAP, CRNA, CPNP-AC is the Associate CRNA Director at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He also an Associate Professor and serves as the Assistant Program Director for the University of Cincinnati’s nurse anesthesia program.  In addition, he is faculty for the Acute Surgical Pain Fellowship at the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia.  Dr. Furstein is active in several associations, namely the AANA, the NBCRNA, and the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia.  A portion of his time is devoted to research exploring pediatric perioperative pain management, with a primary focus on determining the impact of regional anesthesia techniques on pain and functional outcomes in pediatric patients.  His current research includes clinical trials seeking to determine best postoperative pain management practices, identifying techniques that reduce opioid requirements, and developing fMRI algorithms that can be used an objective tool for predictive modeling of acute pain outcomes.


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