Anesthesia Management of the Pediatric Asthma Patient

This presentation will update the practitioner with the perioperative management of asthmatic patients ages 12 and older. Anesthetic preoperative history and physical evaluation, including the use of pulmonary function tests, will be discussed. The intraoperative management of these patients will be presented along with a discussion of open airway management of bronchospasm.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Assess medical history to identify intermittent and persistent asthmatic patients. 
  2. Evaluate the risk of office anesthesia in the asthmatic patient. 
  3. Prevent, identify and treat bronchospasm. 

Edward C. Adlesic, DMD, MS
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No Relevant Conflict of Interest Disclosures were reported.

An Internet-based CME Activity
Original Release Date: September 20, 2019
Expiration Date: September 20, 2022
Estimated time to complete this educational activity: 0.75 hours
Method of participation: Self-Study

Edward C. Adlesic, DMD, MS

Assistant Professor Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Assistant Professor Dental Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Edward C. Adlesic is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as the Department of Dental Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.  Currently, he is a Director of the ADSA and the District II representative to the AAOMS Committee on Anesthesia.  Dr. Adlesic has been a speaker at the annual AAOMS and ADSA review courses on multiple occasions as well as state component meetings for both organizations.  His main area of interest is outpatient office anesthesia.

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Anesthesia Management of the Pediatric Asthma Patient
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