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Details: Date: 13 November 2021, Saturday
Time: 1300-1400
Synopsis: Procedural sedation of pediatric patients has serious associated risks. These adverse effects during and after sedation for a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure may be minimized, but not completely eliminated, by a careful pre-procedure review of the patient’s underlying medical conditions and consideration of how the sedation process might affect or be affected by different conditions. Appropriate physiologic monitoring and continuous observation by personnel often outside procedure area allows for the accurate and rapid diagnosis of complications and initiation of appropriate rescue interventions. Expired carbon dioxide monitoring is valuable to diagnose the simple presence or absence of respirations, airway obstruction, or respiratory depression, particularly in patients sedated in less-accessible locations, such as in MRI scanners or darkened rooms. In patients receiving supplemental oxygen, capnography facilitates the recognition of apnea or airway obstruction several minutes before the situation would be detected with by pulse oximetry alone. In this situation, desaturation would be delayed due to increased oxygen reserves; capnography would enable earlier intervention.

This talk will focus mainly on the Safety aspects of procedural sedation with Pediatric Patients with the use of Capnography. In addition, as over the past decade concerns about the effects of anesthesia on the developing brain have sometimes influenced the choice of medications used during anesthesia and sedation. We will also review the history of these concerns as well as provide reassuring information for families that may express these concerns.
Faculty: A/Prof Christopher Ward, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Christopher Ward is an anesthesiologist in Philadelphia, PA and is affiliated with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College and has been in practice 13 years. He specializes in pediatric anesthesiology and has interests involving anesthesia for neurosurgery, anesthesia for patients with difficult airways, and the care of patients with epidermolysis bollusa. His research interests also include the effects of anesthetic drugs on the developing brain.

Moderator: A/Prof Agnes NG, Singapore

A/Prof Agnes NG, Singapore
Senior Consultant
KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Dr Agnes Ng is the founding member of the Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia. Her interests lie in education, and she is heavily involved in undergraduate, postgraduate, and simulation based education.

She is also the founding member of the Asian Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists, formed with the intention to improve networking amongst Asian paediatric anaesthesiologists. She constantly develops equipping workshops for this society, to improve standards of paediatric anaesthesia in Asia.

At KK Women's and Children's Hospital, her involvements include promoting Patient Safety in Sedation. She also sits on the board for the Research and Ethics Committee, and the Transplant Ethic Committee.

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Details: Date: 13 November 2021, Saturday
Time: 1300-1400
Synopsis: This engaging webinar, will be presented by globally sought-after speaker, and will explore the multidisciplinary collaboration behind Inadvertent perioperativehypothermia (defined as core temperature <36°C). Scientifically recognised as the most common phenomena in thermal disturbance, this continues to have significant impact, worldwide on the safety of post surgical patient outcomes in today’s perioprative realm, speical for pedicatric patients. Speaker will provide a deeper understanding of perioperative hypothermia, its serious adverse effects in small children, incidence of perioperative hypothermia in children and importance of the prevention of perioperative hypothermia today.
Faculty: Prof. Dr. Anselm Bräuer, MD
Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology,
University Hospital in Göttingen, Germany

Prof. Dr. Anselm Bräuer DEAA is consultant at the Department of Anesthesiology at the University Hospital in Göttingen, Germany. He has graduated after studying medicine in Würzburg and Göttingen and has completed his six years of residency in Göttingen and Halle. After registration as a specialist in anesthesiology he acquired additional titles in emergency medicine and intensive care medicine. He has specialized knowledge in transesophageal echocardiography and neuromonitoring. In the last 20 years he has conducted many clinical trials and published more than 70 articles about hypothermia and 20 book chapters. He is author of the monography “Perioperative Temperature Management” and co-author of the German,Austrian and Swiss guideline for the prevention of perioperative hypothermia.

Moderator: Dr Shu Ying LEE, Singapore

Dr Shu Ying LEE
Senior Consultant, Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Duke-NUS, Singapore