The volume deals with the basic aspects of anaesthesia, IC and pain in neonates and children. Topics covered here include anatomy and physiology, strategies to be adopted in the treatment of these patients, the use of "off-label" pharmacological agents within paediatric perioperative medicine. Internationally recognised guidelines aimed at standardising the most important procedures, such as the treatment of hypothermia, central venous catheterisation techniques, or prevention of catheter-induced infections are also discussed. The last part of the volume is more focused on clinical and technical aspects of anaesthesia induction and monitoring.
The volume will be a useful update for neonatologists, pediatricians, anesthesiologists in their clinical practice, and an educational tool for residents in these fields.
Anesthesiologists, intensivists, pediatricians, oncologists
- paediatric anaesthesia
- paediatric intensive care
- paediatric pain
- paediatric palliative care
Table of contents
Highlights: Anatomy and physiology in neonates and children.- Strategy to manage paediatric patients: children and the family.- Off-label pharmacological agents in paediatric perioperative care.- Guidelines and standardisation of procedures: Management of hypothermia.- Central venous cannulation techniques.- Prevention of blood stream infections.- Key Topics: Preoperative evaluation.- Anaesthesia induction.- Monitoring anaesthesia depth.- Loco-regional anaesthesia in paediatrics.- How to manage fluids in the perioperative period.- Practical aspects to manage the recovery.- Intensive Care in Special Situations.- Perioperative care in paediatric cardiac surgery.- Clinical assessment and acute and chronic pain management.- Complications in the perioperative period.- Anaesthesia in remote locations.- Cerebral monitoring in the PICU.- How to manage airways and tracheostomy in paediatric patients.- Infections control in neonates and children.- Diaphragmatic pacing in neuromuscolar disease.- Multidisciplinary approach in paediatric palliative care.- Chronic pain management: organization, techniques and guidelines.