Post Operative Instructions in Children Treated Under General Anesthesia

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Deepika.R, Dr. Lavanya Govindaraju, Ganesh Jeevanandan


Introduction: General anesthesia is a combination of intravenous drugs and inhaled gaseous medications that put you in a sleep-like state before a surgery or other medical procedure. The paediatric population is a very dynamic group of patients, since the physiologic processes that determine drug disposition undergo rapid changes as children grow and mature. Thus proper post operative instruction has to be given for those patients to prevent the post operative pain and other complications

Materials and methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among 125 pedo patients who were treated under GA in Saveetha dental college. The data was collected from Dias and is statistically analysed using spss software.

Results and discussion: From the results, we observe that the female population was slightly increased with a percentage of 52.85%  when compared to the male population with 47.15% of children treated under GA . post operative instructions that were provided to the pediatric patients who were given dental treatment under general anaesthesia were soft diet for 3 days for13.82% of the population , 18.70% of the patients was recommended head end to be elevated at 45 degree for few hrs post treatment, 2.439% were advised to maintain the suture line clean, 45.53% of the patients were insisted NPO 2 hrs post surgery, and 19.51% of the patients were advised to intake water after 2hrs post surgery.

Conclusion: NPO instructions and dietary instructions are given for the parents whose children are treated under General anesthesia.

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Deepika.R, Dr. Lavanya Govindaraju, Ganesh Jeevanandan. (2022). Post Operative Instructions in Children Treated Under General Anesthesia. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 10, 213 –. Retrieved from