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Obstetrics & Pediatrics Exam

The OB/Pediatrics Exam is a 100-question multiple choice exam with questions directed to the anatomic and physiologic changes of pregnancy and those seen in the pediatric population as well as the anesthetic management of obstetric and pediatric patients. Question material covers:

  • Physiologic changes of pregnancy
  • Anatomic changes of pregnancy
  • Uteroplacental circulation
  • Placental gas and drug exchange
  • Anesthetic effects on uteroplacental blood flow
  • Physiology of labor
  • Effects of anesthesia on labor
  • Fetal physiology
  • Physiologic transition of the fetus at birth
  • Obstetric anesthesia risk
  • Pain pathways during labor
  • Anesthetic management of labor pain
  • Anesthesia for cesarean section
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Complications of pregnancy & delivery
  • PIH and HELLP syndromes
  • Fetal & neonatal resuscitation
  • Anatomic & physiologic development of the neonate
  • Pharmacologic differences in pediatrics
  • Pediatric anesthesia risk
  • Fluid and blood product management in pediatrics
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Omphalocele & gastroschisis
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Trisomy 21
  • Malignant hyperthermia
  • Croup & epiglottitis
  • Pediatric airway management
  • Craniofacial abnormalities in pediatrics
  • Congenital heart disease

The Topic Exams follow the format described in the Candidate Handbook. You may take as long as you wish for each question, but you may not skip a question. The Topic Exams offer an excellent method of selectively reviewing specialized topics in anesthesia, whether in preparation for course exams or the certification exam. In addition, the Topic Exams offer valuable experience in computerized test taking.

Following completion of a Topic Exam, you will receive a raw score, the time it took to complete the exam, and a list of all your correct and incorrect responses.

All answers to the Topic Exam questions are fully explained and referenced so you may further explore areas of interest or increase your knowledge in areas of academic weakness. You will have access to the referenced answers for not less than 28 days after completing the exam.

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