Giving Your Child Anesthesia: Ways That Will Make It Less Frightening

Giving Your Child Anesthesia: Ways That Will Make It Less Frightening
6y+
Physical
Emotional

Whether it’s a surgery or general medical procedure, kids may need anesthesia at some point of their lives. But that can be quite scary and frightening for a child. So, to make the best of a bad situation, you need to be well-prepared.

Firstly, you need to prepare yourself for your child’s questions. Therefore, it is important that you brush up your information about pediatric anesthesia and its types- local, regional, conscious and general anesthesia, which are all used for different purposes. To ensure that the 6 or 7 year old isn’t scared, you will have to explain to the child beforehand and know different things about the procedure.

For instance, the doctor’s orders needs to be followed so that the child doesn’t eat or drink anything for the required period. Similarly, you will have to ensure that blood thinners are avoided and any dietary supplements are stopped, unless the doctor instructs otherwise.