Anesthetic considerations for the pediatric plastic surgical patient

Michael Tobin*, G. W. Stevenson, S. C. Hall

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An understanding of the anesthesiologist′s concerns during pediatric plastic surgical procedures can facilitate the coordination of efforts between the multiple services involved in the care of these children. Prior to surgery, the child′s history is obtained and physical examination is performed. The condition of the airway is the primary concern. Preoperative medication is usually given by oral routes to avoid injections. Induction intubation, maintenance, and emergence are discussed. Specific postanesthesia care is described. Special precautions are given for children having surgical repair of craniofacial anomalies. Cleft lip and palate and man dibular advancement are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-85
Number of pages15
JournalPlastic Surgical Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medical–Surgical
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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