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Care of the Pediatric Patient in Surgery Module

The purpose of this module is to provide an overview of the anatomical and physiological differences between children and adults, and review the developmental stages that establish the basis for safe care. Topics covered include: family-centered care, parent present induction, anesthesia and positioning considerations, temperature regulation and pain management.


  • Identify key components of the perioperative pediatric assessment and plan of care.
  • Relate age-specific elements of the physiological and psychosocial perioperative assessment.
  • Relate appropriate prevention interventions used to address potential complications.
  • Identify the relationship between developmental stages and age-appropriate interventions.
  • Identify key components of the pediatric patient intraoperative and postoperative plan of care.
  • Cite three examples that demonstrate the differences in application of the Universal Protocol that are specific to the pediatric patient.
  • Identify age-appropriate and family-centered interventions during the intraoperative and postoperative phases.


Members: $110

Non-members: $150

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Contact Hours

Learners receive 1.7 Contact Hours after passing the Post Test with a score of at least 80% and completing the Course Evaluation. Contact hours expire 6/1/17.

AEU Credit

This program is approved for 1.7 hours of AEU credit by BASC Provider #0102.

AEU credit is available upon request and only by contacting Experience Services at or 800-755-2676.

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