Anaesthesia

Introduction to Anaesthetics

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The first time a child has an operation or investigation under general anaesthetic is a very anxious time particularly if those involved, for example, parents or carers, have no previous experience or knowledge of the process. This anxiety is particularly heightened where a disabled child or adult is concerned and parents are often essential members of the caring team.

The MPS Society has produced a Guide To Understanding Anaesthetic Management In Mucopolysaccharide And Related Diseases to help

This booklet draws on the experiences of parents and doctors with reference to medical literature. Its aim is to provide some of the background information that parents need in order to make informed decisions about anaesthesia and what care will be required after the operation or investigation. Carers and professionals working with affected individuals and their families may also find this booklet helpful.