Pediatric Patient 

 

 

Considerations

 

  • Uncooperative patient 

  • Altered airway anatomy

  • ↑ risk of laryngospasm

  • Rapid desaturation on induction

  • ↑ vagal tone & potential for bradycardia 

  • Rate-dependent cardiac output

  • Altered phamacokinetics/dynamics:

    • ↑ MAC

    • Immature liver & kidney function

    • ↑ total body water 

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