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- Appropriate premedication with anti-emetic agents is important for patient comfort.
- This medication usually is given orally, and the premedication peak time is 20 to 40 minutes.
- Many parents like to be with their children in the anaesthetic room, although evidence from a recent trial suggests that it makes little difference to a child who is already sedated with premedication.
- General technique, including premedication, is discussed in the first article in this series.
- All patients received standard premedication and anaesthesia.
- Dressing changes may be excruciating, requiring premedication or sedation.
- Ten percent of parents were unsure if their children had any premedication, and another 10% of children had no premedication.
- Topical local anesthetic creams were unavailable; therefore, premedication usually was administered intramuscularly.
- Less than 18% of patients received any of the medications before the procedure for the purposes of premedication.
- Despite this limitation, the study authors suggest that the amount of premedication required may be less in some preschool children if a parent is present during anesthesia induction.
- Attention should be paid to premedication if wet-to-dry dressings are used.
- Pharmacist review of premedication orders is not required.
- Many anesthesiologists will choose not to give a premedication to children.