Anaesthetic considerations for the paediatric tonsillectomy

Expiry Date
: 01/04/2025
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
: 4/4

A review on the anaesthetic aspects of the child receiving adenotonsillectomy.

Keywords: Obstructive sleep apnoea, sleep-disordered breathing, perioperative respiratory adverse event, adeontonsillectomy.

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to equip the anaesthetist with a perioperative approach with emphasis on risk stratification in the child booked for an adenotonsillectomy.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Perioperative risk stratification of the pt undergoing adenotonsillectomy.

  2. Appropriate discharge criteria.
  3. Children’s unique airway. management challenges.
  4. Postoperative pain management.
  5. Management of postoperative nausea and vomiting.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
  • You need to pass the quiz to claim your CPD certificate;
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link below to claim your CPD certificate and to update your CPD Manager.

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