Here are some helpful web resource links about anesthesiology and perioperative care of children and adult patients.
VIDEO: How to Prepare Your Child for Anesthesia (7:04 mins)
Society of Pediatric Anesthesia – The purpose of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia is to continually advance the safety and quality of anesthetic care, perioperative management, and alleviation of pain in children.
American Academy of Pediatrics – Largest Pediatric Organization in the world. Publisher of "Pediatrics", a peer-reviewed journal. Useful guidelines and pediatric advice.
American Society of Anesthesiologists – The largest professional Anesthesia organization in the world. Has guidelines to Anesthesia practice and a database of most US Anesthesiologists. Publisher of "Anesthesiology", the most circulated Anesthesia journal. Click here for 2002 "Preparing Your Child for Surgery" video
American Society of Regional Anesthesia – a Web site dedicated to techniques of regional anesthesia. Mostly aimed at the Adult population.
International Anesthesia Research Society – Publisher of "Anesthesia and Analgesia", a widely read peer-reviewed journal.
Canadian Anaesthetist's Society – Publisher of the Canadian Anaesthesia Journal, a more clinically orientated Anesthesia Journal.
Canadian Paediatric Society – Very useful site for common pediatric guidelines and resources that are of practical help to all parents.
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Aegis Anesthesia provides useful links to patient web resources on health and safety topics.
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The National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health, created and maintains MedlinePlus to assist consumers in locating authoritative health information.
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