Management of the Morbidly Obese: New Discoveries - October 13, 2014

Management of the Morbidly Obese: New Discoveries - October 13, 2014

Morbidly obese patients present with excess fatty tissue externally on the breast, neck, thoracic wall and abdomen and internally in the mouth, pharynx and abdomen. This excess tissue tends to make access (intubation, tracheostomy) to and patency (during sedation or mask ventilation) of the upper airway and the function of the lungs (decreased residual capacity and aggravated ventilation perfusion mismatch) worse than in lean patients. Proper planning and preparation of airway management is essential, including elevation of the patient's upper body, head and neck.
When Oct 13, 2014
from 06:30 PM to 08:40 PM
Where Loews New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA
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CME Credit Hours Available:
Physicians: 2.0

Joint Provider Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Louisville and International Society for the Perioperative Care of Obese Patients (ISPCOP). The University of Louisville is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The University of Louisville Office of Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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