Paediatric anaesthesia: an overview
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Paediatric anaesthesia: an overview

Helen Elizabeth Langton Theatre practitioner, Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon, England

This article provides an overview of the nursing considerations for paediatric anaesthesia. It is aimed at newly qualified operating department practitioners and anaesthetic nurses, and those with limited experience in the care of paediatric patients. It explores the ways in which paediatric anatomy and physiology differ from those of adults and looks at the implications for treatment in the anaesthetic environment. It also discusses the equipment required and the rationale for its use.

Nursing Standard. 30, 9, 52-60. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.9.52.s46


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Received: 23 May 2015

Accepted: 27 July 2015