Pediatric perioperative management

  • Raafat S. Hannallah


Children are excellent candidates for ambulatory (outpatient) surgery. Most children are healthy, and most surgical procedures performed on children are simple and associated with prompt recovery.1 It is not surprising, therefore, that up to 70% of pediatric surgery in this country is performed on an ambulatory basis. In fact, in many cases, ambulatory surgery is now synonymous with elective surgery. Avoiding hospitalization is particularly advantageous for preschool children who benefit from minimizing separation from parents and for infants who are spared the exposure to a potentially contaminated hospital environment.


Nerve Block Postoperative Analgesia Laryngeal Mask Airway Ambulatory Surgery Strabismus Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raafat S. Hannallah
    • 1
  1. 1.The George Washington University Medical Center, Division of AnesthesiologyChildren’s National Medical CenterWashingtonUSA

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