Ocala Regional Medical Center
Book or Book Chapter
pediatric anesthesia, pediatric general anesthesia, pediatric induction techniques, pediatric induction complications, complications, induction
Anesthesia and Analgesia | Anesthesiology | Critical Care
Anesthetic induction in pediatric patients can safely be performed using multiple modalities but requires a multifaceted review and discussion with the patient and the patient’s parents or legal guardians. Intravenous (IV), intramuscular (IM), rectal, and inhaled anesthetics are all options for pediatric anesthetic induction; however, the technique chosen should be based on review of patients’ medical, surgical, and anesthetic histories; physical examination findings; and the planned procedure. The thorough review of patients’ histories and discussions with their families will not only facilitate rapport between the anesthesiologist and the aforementioned parties, but also provide information that may aid in early identification and treatment of complications associated with induction.
Publisher or Conference
Advanced Anesthesia Review
Shaik SS, Boyette LC. Induction techniques. In: Advanced Anesthesia Review. Oxford University Press; 2023:578-C224.S7. doi:10.1093/med/9780197584521.003.0223