Management of postanesthetic pediatric problems

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The postanesthesia care of the pediatric patient covers the transition from general anesthesia with CNS depression and respiratory and cardiovascular instability to a state of full alertness with recovery of all protective reflexes. Familiarity with the specific requirements of infants and children and constant vigilance to prevent hypoxia and hypoperfusion allows safe recovery. In addition, plans to minimize psychological trauma due to separation or pain allow for a minimally disturbing hospital experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-353
Number of pages31
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


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