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Anesthesia Outside the Operating Room

  • Teresa Valois
Part of the Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain in Neonates and Children book series (AICPNC)


Sedation for children outside the operating room has been the subject of numerous discussions in the last 20 years, especially for pediatric anesthesiologists. Among the reasons why this was and continues to be an important topic (Fig. 15.1) for us are:
  • An increase in the number and type of procedures outside and inside the operating room (OR), versus a decreased or equal number of anesthesiologists available, all scheduled as day surgery

  • An increase in the demand for special conditions to produce better images/results (e.g. MRI, dentistry)

  • An Increase in the complexity of cases due to an increase in survival rates of children with complex pathology.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Conscious Sedation Spontaneous Ventilation Painful Stimulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teresa Valois
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  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaMontreal Children’s HospitalMontrealCanada

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