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Grand Rounds: Research Grand Rounds: Aerosol Delivery to Children Receiving Respiratory Support


By Ariel Berlinski, MD , Professor, UAMS, Department of Pediatrics and Director, Pediatric Aerosol Research Laboratory at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Enhance attendee’s understanding of aerosol delivery in children receiving invasive mechanical ventilation. 2. Enhance attendee’s understanding of aerosol delivery in children receiving noninvasive mechanical ventilation. 3. Enhance attendee’s understanding of aerosol delivery in children receiving heated high-flow nasal cannula.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Many pulmonary diseases in the pediatric patient are managed through inhaled medications. The prognosis for several of these conditions has been greatly improved through ongoing research and development of new technologies.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.


Dr. Berlinski has indicated the following affiliations/financial interests: Grant/Research Support: Vertex, Trudell Medical International, NIH, Mylan, Janssens, Abbie, Therapeutic Development Network, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Cempra, Aptalis pharma. Consultant: Science Advisor to the International Pharmaceutical Aerosol Consortium on Regulation and Science (no funding or fee)

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Berlinski A.  Neonatal & Pediatric Inhalation Drug Delivery. In A J Hickey, and HM Mansour. Inhalation Aerosols: Physical and Biological Basis for Therapy, Third Edition. CRC Press, 2019.

Berlinski A. Aerosol Therapy. In T A Volsko, and S L Barnhart. Foundations in neonatal and pediatric respiratory care. Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2019.

Berlinski A. Inhaled Drug Delivery for Children on Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation. Respiratory Medicine, Laura M. Sterni and John L. Carroll (Eds): Caring for the Ventilator Dependent Child, 978-1-4939-3747-9, 307232_1_En, (11) 2016.