Anesthesia for Pediatric Surgical Procedures

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“Children are not small adults” has always been the mantra for pediatric training. An astute pediatric Anesthesiologist must possess not only the knowledge of anesthesia as it pertains to pediatric patient care but must also understand developmental physiology and its relation to a variety of disease states. The practice of pediatric anesthesia is often considered challenging because the clinician must consider both physical and psychosocial aspects of the patient and their families to provide excellent care.In this chapter, we will review the multiple areas one needs to consider to administer a safe anesthetic in the perioperative setting. We will conclude with a case discussion. Preoperative evaluation, Anatomy and Physiology, Airway, Transition to neonatal physiology, Respiratory, Cardiac, Neurologic, Hematologic, Hepatic, Renal, Gastrointestinal, Skin, Intraoperative care in management, Common pediatric, surgical procedures, Case discussion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnesthesia Student Survival Guide
Subtitle of host publicationa Case-Based Approach, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783030986759
ISBN (Print)9783030986742
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

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  • Inhalation induction
  • Laryngospasm
  • PONV
  • Parental presence for induction
  • Pediatric airway
  • Persistent fetal circulation


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