Guidelines for Children Receiving Anesthesia
Dr. Swiderski and his staff are concerned with many aspects of your child’s care. The goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment, making the experience as pleasant as possible.
As a parent you play a key role in your child’s care. It is well known that children do better with anesthesia and surgery when they are well-prepared. It is natural to have fears of the unknown. It is our desire to provide comfort and information to improve your child’s experience. An opportunity will be provided for you to familiarize yourself with our office and staff before surgery. It is also important for the child to know that you may not be with them every minute, but will be waiting nearby. An informed and composed parent is essential for an optimal surgical experience for the child.
Children awaken from anesthesia at different rates and emotional levels. The surgical site will be numb from a local anesthetic. Nausea and vomiting are occasional side effects of anesthetics and surgery.
Following surgery, you will join your child in the recovery area. Your assistance is necessary in providing ongoing emotional comfort and sup-port. Instructions will be given and your child dis-charged when specific criteria are met. Arrangements for follow-up care will be made if needed.
Finally, in the event of illness such as a cold or cough, please call our office for an assessment. Surgery may need to be rescheduled.
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