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Preoperative and Postoperative Care


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GC4 Medical Record: Safety and Quality Â

The Pediatric Patient §

Infants and children under 10 years of age have important physiological differences that influence the way in which they should be cared for before, during and after surgery.

Children are not just little adults. § Children have a more rapid metabolic rate than adults. Compensatory Mechanisms Shock: Increased Heart Rate § Tachycardia in an infant may signal impending circulatory collapse Bradycardia in a child is hypoxia until proven otherwise Temperature Regulation § Hypothermia can affect drug metabolism, anesthesia, and coagulation § Prevent hypothermia: § OR temperature § Cover areas not in field § Avoid long procedures § Warm IVF

Blood Volume Children have smaller blood volumes than adults Even small amounts of blood loss can be devastating Intravenous fluid replacement is needed when blood loss exceeds 10% of the total blood volume Chronic anemia should be slowly corrected before elective operations with iron, folic acid, or other supplements as appropriate

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Nutrition and Hypoglycemia Infants and children are at special risk for malnutrition because of higher caloric needs for growth Good nutrition helps healing; poor nutrition prevents it. Infants are at risk for developing hypoglycemia because of limited ability to utilize fat & protein to synthesize glucose. If prolonged fasting periods anticipated (>6hrs), give intravenous fluids with glucose

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Fluids and  Electrolytes     § § §         §


Baseline fluid  requirements  are  related  to  weight   Maintenance  fluid  needs  in  pediatric  patients  can  be  calculated  using  the  4:2:1  rule.   Fluid  requirements  in  surgical  patients  often  exceed  maintenance  requirements  

The most  sensitive   indicator  of  fluid   status  in  children  is   urine  output.   Normal  urine   output    

Infants 1-­‐2  mL/kg/hr   Children  1  mL/kg/hr  

Parents: The “Other Patients” § § §

It is very difficult and stressful to have a child undergo a surgical procedure The parents must be informed, educated and involved throughout the preoperative, operative and postoperative processes. Parents will be primary caregivers when patient is not in the hospital.

Suggested Reading: Operation Smile Global Standards of Care. Operation Smile Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Center Policies Manuel (2013). Operation Smile Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Center Procedures Manuel (2013).   Operation Smile Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Center Forms  Manuel (2013).   Heike C, Cunningham M. (2009) Pediatric Assessment and Management of Children with Cleft Lip and Palate. In: Losse J, Kirschner R: Comprehensive Cleft Care (pp. 171186). McGraw-Hill Companies.  

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