oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Parental presence at induction of anaesthesia : who benefits? : registrar communications and research prize entries

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... REGISTRAR Introduction Human evolution in every respect is geared towards enhancing our comfort. Nearly two decades ago, the concept of parental presence at induction (PPIA) of anaesthesia for their children emerged. The stress of parental separation immediately prior to surgery was considered significant. The interaction between parent, child and anaesthetist can have a direct impact on all three. The influence of the nursing staff cannot be ignored. Attitudes have changed and opinions vary as to who actually benefits from this practice. Objectives 1. Historical review of the development of PPIA with a view to a better understanding of current ..

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