Controversies in Paediatric Anaesthesia

Anaesthetic management of paediatric patients is uniquely challenging. Approach to the paediatric patient must consider heightened preoperative anxiety and its postoperative behavioural and pain effects. Surgeries can range from simple ambulatory procedures to complex and extensive operations. A large part of the anaesthetic care includes pain management, management of concomitant disease, and risk reduction for adverse events. Anaesthetic perioperative concerns and the methods of pain control used during various surgical operations in paediatric patients is extremely crucial.

MedPiper Technologies and JournoMed in association with Indian Society of Anesthesiologists (ISA) Thrissur City Branch, Kerala are conducting a webinar titled “Controversies in Paediatric Anaesthesia” where these discrepancies will be addressed and how they can be avoided. 

The event will be held on 22nd February, 2022, Tuesday at 7:30pm. Participants can join by registering for it here. For more details, participants may contact Soumya T.S at E-Certificates will be provided to all the participants.

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Expert Speaker: 

Dr. S Ramesh, Paediatric Anaesthesiologist, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital

Airways in children are developing and changing during growth. They differ from adult airways in several aspects: they are narrower and the risk of swelling is greater and this can lead to increased airway resistance and breathing in a spontaneously breathing child in the postoperative period. Paediatric airway management is a challenge in routine anaesthesia practice. Any airway-related complication due to improper procedure can have catastrophic consequences in paediatric patients. 

Anesthesiologists have identified several issues regarding paediatric anaesthesia such as difficult airway prediction, difficult airway management, cuffed versus uncuffed endotracheal tubes for securing paediatric airways, rapid sequence induction (RSI), laryngeal mask versus endotracheal tube, and extubation timing. Thus airway management during anaesthesia should be planned and the anesthesiologist should have a back-up plan for the scenario “when things can go wrong.

The webinar will also help healthcare professionals in their clinical decision making process. 

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