NEONATE: 0 -30 DAYS
INFANTS: 1 MONTH-12 MONTHS
CHILD: 12 MONTHS — 14yrs
Anesthesia for children requires specially trained staff and special facilities. Provision should be made for parents to be involved in the care of their children. The service will be led at all times by ANAESTHETIST who anaesthetizes children regularly. Adequate assistance for the anesthetist by staff with pediatric training and skills must be available. Pediatric anesthesia equipment must be available where children are treated.
Anesthesia for children demands specifically trained staff and special facilities. Neonates may require treatment in a specialist center. Where appropriate, provision should be made for parents to accompany their children at all times. Day case surgery is increasing and appropriate arrangements must be made to treat children separately from adults. Consent to treatment should, where possible, be obtained from both the child and the parent or guardian as per the hospital consent policy. Provision of anesthesia for children undergoing elective surgical and allied procedures. The service will include preoperative assessment and preparation of Patients, and care during and after anesthesia.
Provision of high dependency and intensive care services appropriate to the type of surgery and arrangements for the stabilization and transfer of children requiring more specialized intensive care. Provision of a service for the relief of acute pain. Provision of resuscitation services. Parents will be encouraged to be involved in the care of their children.
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