An overview of paediatric anaesthesia

This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2016.

All modules are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software.

Duration: 02:00:00 Type: CPD modules Level: Students, Qualified Nurses


Helen Elizabeth Langton, Theatre practitioner, Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon, England.

Short description

Discover how children's anatomy and physiology differs from adults' and the implications for anaesthesia.

Detailed description

This learning module provides an overview of the nursing considerations for paediatric anaesthesia. It is aimed at newly qualified operating department practitioners and anaesthetic nurses, and those with limited experience in the care of paediatric patients. It explores the ways in which paediatric anatomy and physiology differ from those of adults and looks at the implications for treatment in the anaesthetic environment. It also discusses the equipment required and the rationale for its use.