Patient Safety

Vocal Fold Dysfunction: Paralysis & Paresis (1 Class A CE)

Sunday, September 23
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: Ballroom A, Hynes

This presentation will briefly review normal laryngeal anatomy and function, including video of vocal fold motion in a healthy awake subject. Perioperative considerations will be offered for the care of patients with current unilateral and bilateral vocal fold paralysis and paresis, and history of temporary vocal fold dysmobility, measures to decrease the likelihood of postoperative vocal fold dysfunction in healthy patients presenting for surgery will also be discussed.

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Karen J. Maresch, MSN CRNA

Staff CRNA
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Karen Maresch is a staff CRNA at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA. She specializes in anesthesia for laryngology and sleep surgery. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.

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