Original Release Date: 11/15/2022
Last Review Date: July 2022
Termination Date: 11/14/2025
Pediatric airways are not just small adult airways; they carry special considerations and treatments. This module will compare those differences and further discuss the clinical features, diagnosis, and management tactics for obstructions and upper and lower airway diseases of the lungs. It will discuss positive-pressure ventilation and the requirements for advanced airway placement. Additionally, the module will address aerosol-generating procedures in the COVID-19 era.
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
1. Describe necessary precautions during aerosol-generating procedures to avoid transmission of infectious particles to providers (eg, with COVID-19)
2. Compare the anatomic and physiologic differences between adult and pediatric airways
3. Recognize a general approach to pediatric airway emergencies, including the difficult airway
4. Describe clinical features, diagnosis, and management of upper and lower airway obstruction and diseases of the lung
5. Describe interventions for respiratory distress vs respiratory failure
6. Recognize the requirement for positive-pressure ventilation
7. Recognize the requirement for an advanced airway
Joint Accreditation: 11/15/2022 – 11/14/2025
CAPCE: 11/15/2022 – 11/14/2025
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
**AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of course completion. CE will no longer be available to claim for this activity after 6 months of course completion.
AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.50 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours.
**ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of course completion. CE will no longer be available to claim for this course after 6 months of course completion.
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 0.50 Advanced CEHs, activity number 22-AMHA-F3-0051.
**CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of course completion. CE credit will no longer be available to claim for this course after 6 months of course completion.
By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.
Participation and Successful Completion
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:
1. Complete all portions of the online course
2. Complete the course evaluation
3. Print the Certificate/Statement of Credit
All persons in a position to control educational content of a CE activity provided by the American Heart Association must disclose to the audience all financial relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The presence or absence of all financial relationships will be disclosed to the audience in activity materials. All unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed will also be disclosed to the audience. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.
The following authors/faculty have declared NO financial interest(s) and/or affiliations (check for not conflicts):
Aaron J. Donoghue, MD, MSCE
Jeremy Dymond, RN
Amber Hoover, RN, MSN
Comilla Sasson, MD
The list represents the relationships that may be perceived as actual or reasonable conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire, which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 24-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content:
Susan Fuchs, MD – UpToDate (Royalties for on-line chapter)
2. Physician Assistants
3. Nurse Practitioners
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