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.
|Title of host publication||Fundamentals of Operating Department Practice|
|Editors||Daniel Rodger, Kevin Henshaw, Paul Rawling, Scott Miller|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Pages||365 - 374|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Aug 2022|