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Kid-Friendly Care
Go the extra mile to make surgery safer and more pleasant for pint-sized patients.
Robert W. Simon, DNP, CRNA, CHSE, CNE
Publish Date: June 4, 2021   |  Tags:   Patient Experience Pediatrics
A pediatric patient engages happily with a nurse
PURE JOY Pediatric patients are often able to smile and laugh, even during stressful or scary situations.   |   Pamela Bevelhymer

One of the common misconceptions providers have when caring for pediatric patients is thinking they’re little adults who can be treated with scaled-down versions of standard practices. In my experience, taking care of children undergoing surgery requires a multi-disciplinary and cooperative team approach, and paying extra attention to their needs during each phase of surgery. That means being mindful that they’re properly sedated and positioned, and having a multimodal protocol in place to limit their pain and PONV.

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