After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Describe the roles of the members of the health care team in their respective responsibilities for quality care.
2. Determine the correct anesthetic plan in a complicated obstetric patient.
3. Discuss the innervation of the upper airway.
4. Discuss how to anesthetize the upper airway for awake fiberoptic intubation.
5. Review indication and contraindications of awake fiberoptic intubations.
6. Discuss updates in awake fiberoptic intubations.
7. Discuss the pathophysiology of right ventricular failure and pulmonary vascular resistance.
8. Discuss the TEE findings of RV failure.
9. Recognize the "death spirals" of RV failure and how to avoid them.
10. Discuss different vasopressors effect SVR to PVR ratio.
11. Discuss intratracheal Milrinone as a possible treatment for RV failure.


Scott Boyle, DO
Anesthesia Resident
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Baystate Medical Center 

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.


Session date: 
11/11/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am EST
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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