Pediatrics and Obstetrics

Minimizing the Risk of Postextubation Laryngeal Edema in Children (.5 Class A CE with .25 Pharm)

Sunday, September 23
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Room 312, Hynes

Participants will have evidence based guidelines for appropriately choosing ETTs for children, measuring and controlling ETT cuff pressure in children and recognizing and treating post-extubation laryngeal edema. Armed with this knowledge, patient safety and long-term outcomes will be improved in our pediatric perioperative patients.

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Heather J. Rankin, DNP, CRNA

Staff CRNA and Region 7 Director
Children's of Alabama
Helena, Alabama

Heather J. Rankin is a CRNA at Children’s of Alabama, located in Birmingham, Alabama, where she has practiced for 12 years since graduating from Samford University. Dr. Rankin received her DNP 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 was recognized by Samford University Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing as one of the inaugural Living Legacy recipients in 2012 and is currently serving as AANA Director Region 7.

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