Pediatric Anesthesia: A Guide for the Non-Pediatric Anesthesia Provider Part I

Pediatric Emergency Surgeries

Author(s): Michael R. Schwartz and Yue Monica Li

Pp: 256-286 (31)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815036245122010012

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This chapter will explore common pediatric emergency surgeries and
situations that many anesthesiologists may face in their careers. Although there are
specialized pediatric hospitals and pediatric anesthesiologists in practice, pediatric
emergencies arise at secondary and tertiary centers, where staff may not be familiar
with these situations. Sometimes there is time to triage patients to a higher level of
care, but in some emergencies, a pediatric anesthesiologist may not be available right
away, or there is not enough time to transfer the patient. This chapter will go over
special considerations that any anesthesiologist should be aware of when providing
care to patients in these situations.

Keywords: Anesthesia, Appendicitis, Epiglottitis, Esophageal Foreign Body, Hydrocephalus, Intra-abdominal emergencies, Intussusception, Open Globe Injury, Pediatric Emergencies, Pediatric Trauma, Tonsillar Hemorrhage, Tracheal Foreign Body, Volvulus.

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