The pediatrician's role in the evaluation and preparation of pediatric patients undergoing Anesthesia

Corrie Anderson, Carolyn Bannister, Courtney Hardy, Anita Honkanen, Mohamed Rehman, Joseph Tobias

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Abstract

Pediatricians play a key role in helping prepare patients and families for anesthesia and surgery. The questions to be answered by the pediatrician fall into 2 categories. The first involves preparation: is the patient in optimal medical condition for surgery, and are the patient and family emotionally and cognitively ready for surgery? The second category concerns logistics: what communication and organizational needs are necessary to enable safe passage through the perioperative process? This revised statement updates the recommendations for the pediatrician's role in the preoperative preparation of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)634-641
Number of pages8
JournalPediatrics
Volume134
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Anesthesia
  • Pediatric anesthesia
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Perioperative
  • Preoperative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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