Kids & Anaesthesia

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

When a child has to undergo anaesthetic it can be a daunting experience for a parent, as a parent you feel helpless. Yet you can be at rest knowing that your child is in the good hands of an anaesthetist.

An anaesthetist looks after your child throughout the whole surgical procedure. Not only do they administer general or local injections, they monitor your child’s vitals throughout the surgery. Your child’s anaesthetist provides the right type and amount of anaesthetic that is specific to your child only; this decision is based on your child’s weight, health and type of procedure.

When children undergo a general anaesthetic (completely unconscious) they are given a combination of injection and gases; this is so that children are given anaesthetic in a controlled and careful way.

When children are given an anaesthetic injection they are first given a local anaesthetic cream where the injection is to be given; this cream prevents your child feeling the injection. Some children are also given a gas, this is to help them fall asleep or calm them before the anaesthetic is administered.

The anaesthetics used in Australia are the some of the safest in the world. You can be sure that your child is in good hands with the staff at Liverpool Day Surgery. For further information regarding anaesthesia and your child, click here for more or contact the team at Liverpool Day Surgery on 9601 4488.