Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Including Neonatal Resuscitation

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PREVENTION OF CARDIAC ARREST Special Hazards for Children Routine Precautions Treatment of Arrhythmias Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) and Fibrillation (VF) Non-shockable Rhythm (asystole & PEA (pulseless electrical activity))…

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Drug Doses

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PREOPERATIVE PERIOD Drugs for Premedication Anticholinergics Sedatives Drugs to Speed Gastric Emptying Topical Local Anesthetics INTRAOPERATIVE PERIOD Induction Agents Drugs for Intubation Maintenance Neuromuscular Blocking Drugs Antagonism of Neuromuscular Blockade…

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Anesthesia Implications of Syndromes and Unusual Disorders

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This Appendix contains brief descriptions of many common syndromes and their associated anesthetic considerations for safe pediatric anesthesia practice. Also described are some quite rare syndromes that have important anesthesia…

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Anesthesia in Remote Locations

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Remote Anesthesia There is an increased demand for pediatric anesthesiologists to travel outside the operating room to provide general anesthesia or monitored sedation for a variety of medical investigations or…

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Urologic Investigation and Surgery

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GENERAL PRINCIPLES The anesthesia risk depends on the state of the child’s renal function and any other disease process that may be present. 1. Most children who come for investigation…

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Orthopedic Surgery

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A considerable proportion of children who undergo elective orthopedic surgery have multiple congenital anomalies and/or neuromuscular disease (see Appendix 1 ). Underlying diseases, particularly those associated with muscle weakness, require…

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General and Thoracoabdominal Surgery

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General Principles 1. Many of the children requiring thoracoabdominal procedures are neonates and preterm infants and therefore demand special considerations. 2. In most cases, the pathophysiology of the surgical disease…

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Otorhinolaryngology

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General Principles Although much of it is simple and commonplace, ear, nose, and throat surgery has a disproportionately large potential for anesthetic and surgical complications. It demands meticulous attention to…

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