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Paediatric anaesthesia 

Paediatric anaesthesia
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Paediatric anaesthesia
Author(s):

Jeremy Prout

, Tanya Jones

, and Daniel Martin

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199609956.003.0025
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date: 13 April 2021

This chapter, written by consultant anaesthetists from Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, summarizes the physiological and developmental changes, perioperative considerations, and modification to anaesthetic techniques used for anaesthesia in neonates, infants, and children. Emergency surgery for neonatal conditions such as pyloric stenosis is discussed, as well as care of the critically ill child with immediate resuscitation and safe transfers. Legal aspects of paediatric practice are covered within this chapter including consent, restraint, and child protection.

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