This pediatric potpouri will discuss current common issues surrounding pediatric ambulatory anesthesia care. After an introductory talk by three experts, there will be an open discussion with a time for questions and answers
Identifying severity of sign and symptoms of URTIs in preoperative period for pediatric patients undergoing surgery through medical history and physical examination
Risk and benefit assessment of proceeding with the surgery versus cancellation.
To define consent and assent.
Discuss the difference between assent and consent, and their respective clinical implications.
Discuss age-specific anesthesia concerns in pediatric population and present evidence derived from the animal/human studies.
Develop a specific anesthesia plan that minimizes developmental impact to the vulnerable pediatric brain.
Identify strategies to reduce the incidence of Emergence Delirium for outpatient pediatric surgical procedures.