Perioperative Care of the Paediatric Patient

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Providing safe and effective care for children requires a clear underpinning knowledge of their unique needs. It is important to note that a common misconception is that children are just little adults. The rationale for adaptations to the delivery of care is to ensure children receive anaesthesia and surgery in a safe and appropriate environment. This chapter addresses differentials in the anatomy and physiology of children and adults, modifications of practice, and other special considerations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFundamentals of Operating Department Practice
EditorsDaniel Rodger, Kevin Henshaw, Paul Rawling, Scott Miller
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages365 - 374
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781108876902
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2022


  • Perioperative
  • Paediatric
  • Children
  • Anaesthesia
  • Fasting
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Induction
  • Laryngospasm
  • Airway


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