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Pediatric Anesthesia

Anesthesia anxiety is probably no greater than when
one's own child is about to undergo an anesthetic.  fears
can cause great stress for everyone involved.  The
subject of anesthesia for
pediatric dental work is
covered on another page.  Here we will discuss
anesthesia in a hospital or outpatient surgery setting.  
We will also discuss special circumstances that can
influence the anesthetic your child is given.

American Society of Anesthesiologists  Practice
guidelines for pediatric anesthesia from the ASA.

Society for Pediatric Anesthesia  Q&A from the SPA.

My child has a cold  More guidelines from the SPA.

Basics of Pediatric Anesthesia  Handout from the
University of Wisconsin.  Seems appropriate for medical
students and anesthesia residents.

Fasting before surgery  Guidelines from the SPA.

Complications of pediatric anesthesia  An abstract
showing rate of complications in pediatric patients.  
Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Closed Claims Project  A breakdown of incidents leading
to malpractice claims from the ASA.

Metro Health Anesthesia  Instructions for students on
how children are induced (put to sleep) with anesthesia
from Case Western Reserve University.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  A review article from
Pediatric Anesthesia.
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Video

Preparing for surgery  An instructional video from the
Royal Valley Hospital.  See how a child is put to sleep
under anesthesia.
Specialty Anesthesia

On these pages we'll discuss the specialty fields in
anesthesia, specifically pediatric,
obstetric, bariatric,
cardiothoracic, and neuroanesthesia.  These are just
brief guidelines.  If you have more specific questions,
please ask your anesthesiologist before your surgery.