Anesthesia for Children
Our goal is to offer your child and you as its parents security and feeling of being taken seriously in an often rather difficult situation. Part of this is having at least one parent there until the child goes to sleep. As a rule, dependent on the age and the particular needs of the child, the anesthetic is administered through a fine, transparent mask, without a single surgical stitch being made.
It is not only the anesthetist doing their best. You too as a parent must contribute to superior safety for your child and a successful anesthesia – and with that the success of the operation itself. Bear in mind the following rules:
Knowledge of state of health
For an anesthetist, supplying the most accurate information possible relating to your child’s state of health are vital for the planning and implementation of anesthesia. An assessment by a general practitioner is necessary, independent of the severity of potential pre-existing conditions.
Fill out this form in complete and accurate fashion to register for anesthesia with questions about the state of your health. You get this form from your surgeon, GP or from us. If anything is unclear, our secretary will be happy to give you information or put you in contact with one of our anesthetists. We are happy to answer your questions.
Information about anesthesia
General anesthesia is a condition similar to sleep. An infusion on the arm or back of the hand if followed by injection with a fast-acting anesthetic. The anesthesia process is continued either via a special anesthetic gas via the airways or the administering of anesthetics continually injected via the infusion. With this process sensitivity to pain and consciousness are ‘switched off.’ In the rule, breath has to be supported (artificial respiration); the patient is not sensitive to this. This occurs via a face mask, a laryngeal mask or breathing tube (intubation). At the end of the operation, the introduction of the anesthetic is stopped and people wake up within a few minutes. Finally, the patient is observed for a period in a different room.
Regional anesthesia offers the possibility to ‘switch off’ the sensation of pain solely in the area of the body to be operated on. Amongst these number brachial plexus anesthesia, spinal anesthesia, lumbar anesthesia, epidural anesthesia, intravenous block (I.V. block or UVRA) and special blockades to individual large nerve trunks.”