Neonatal and Childhood Perioperative Considerations
Surgical Clinics of North America
The safety of surgery and anesthesia for infants and children has improved over the past several decades. Same-day surgery is now feasible for most pediatric surgical procedures and has been widely adopted. The focus of preoperative management should be to identify children at high-risk for complications that are common and complications that are less common but potentially life-threatening. Psychologic preparation of children and their families is essential to reduce preoperative anxiety and the likelihood of short- and long-term adverse psychologic responses to surgery. Although additional work is needed, we have a better understanding of factors associated with major and minor adverse events that occur intraoperatively and postoperatively. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Burd, R., Mellender, S., & Tobias, J. (2006). Neonatal and Childhood Perioperative Considerations. Surgical Clinics of North America, 86 (2). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.suc.2005.12.010