The Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS) presents a webinar summarizing the current knowledge on COVID-19 including; testing and personal protective equipment (PPE), discussing the … [Read More...]
CCAS is a society organized within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. The CCAS concept originated with cardiac anesthesia directors and other key leaders at major congenital heart disease programs, who believed there was a need for a new society because of rapid advancement of highly specialized knowledge in the field, and a great increase in the numbers of patients, including adults with congenital heart disease.
Question of the Week
A 5-day-old term newborn with d-Transposition of the Great Arteries presents to the operating room for the arterial switch operation. Induction of anesthesia occurs without complication and the patient is intubated and arterial access obtained. Prior to skin incision intravenous corticosteroids are administered. In neonates undergoing cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass, corticosteroid administration is MOST likely associated with a reduction in which post-operative event?
B. Acute Kidney Injury
C. Vasoactive Infusion Requirement
D. Duration of Mechanical Ventilation