Author: Baheti Dwarkadas K, Dhayagude Snehalata H, Deshpande Jayant K, Menon Ramesh
Pediatric Anesthesia part I will provide the reader the about the advances in multiple fields of pediatric anesthesia. The variety of topics covered includes on evaluation and preparation of a child for surgery along with perioperative monitoring techniques and ventilation strategies and perioperative fluids and electrolyte management. The chapters such as anesthesia for laparoscopy and thoracoscopy, child obesity, neurosurgical procedures and noncardiac surgical procedures with congenital cardiac defects deals with relevant issues related to understanding the physiology and anesthetic technique. The issues such as hypertension in children and anesthetic implications, care of the sick neonate, hematological disorders and transfusion practices, neonatal emergencies, and neurotoxicity of anesthesia on the developing brain are covered comprehensively. The knowledge of assessing difficult airway, ultrasound-guided regional anesthetic technique, and high fidelity simulators replicate various pediatric clinical scenarios is essential to apply the same in the clinical practice. The management of perioperative anesthetic complications, adverse effects of anesthetic drugs on the developing brain postoperative pain is essential for pediatric anesthetist. The ethical issues article involving parental and children’s rights is also covered.
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