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PAEDIATRIC ANAESTHESIA

Children have a large head in relation to body size. May need pillow under the shoulders rather than the head, to clear the airway or to perform laryngoscopy

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What tube size would you use for a three year old child?

MONITORING DURING ANAESTHESIA

Minimum

  • Continuous pulse checks and regular blood pressure measurements

Desirable

  • Continuous cardiac monitoring
  • Automatic blood pressure measurements
  • Oximetry
  • Oesophageal stethoscope
  • Capnography
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