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For more information about anaesthetic risks, please see the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) infographic here. The following information below provides more detail about the side effects and risks associated with general anaesthesia in children. Common side effects of general anaesthesia...

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Chris uses Makaton and Widgit symbols to show us what happens when Rory goes for an operation.

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A resource created with Widgit of the journey of going for a daycase operation.

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What do I need to do before the operation? You will need to come into the hospital with your child and you will be asked to sign a consent form for this operation. What happens on the day of the operation? When you arrive at the hospital you will have the chance to talk about… Continue...

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Important information – please read If your child has to go into hospital for an operation or procedure they may need to have a ‘general anaesthetic’. A general anaesthetic makes sure that your child is unconscious and free of pain during an operation or procedure. Having an...

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Why am I being asked if I might be pregnant before I have my operation, X-ray, treatment or test? We know that some tests and procedures put an unborn baby at risk of harm. These include certain X-rays, scans, operations and some medicines. In order to prevent the possibility of harming an unborn...

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This resource from the Royal College of Anaesthetists explains what to expect when your child comes into hospital to have an operation with a general anaesthetic. It has been written by anaesthetists, working together with patient representatives and parents.

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Will my child be in pain after the procedure? There is usually some pain or discomfort in the first few days after an operation. How much pain your child is in, depends on the type of procedure they have had. The pain may not be too bad straight away, because of the medicines and anaesthetic…...

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It is very important that children are given regular painkillers after having a tonsillectomy, so that they can recover comfortably and begin to eat and drink normally as soon as possible. Here are some commonly asked questions and answers: Will my child experience a lot of pain? It is common for...

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A Royal College of Anaesthetics (RCOA) story for younger children about having an anaesthetic.

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This resource from the Royal College of Anaesthetists is perfect for teens wanting to answer questions about having an anaesthetic.

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Why does my child need a preoperative care clinic appointment? A preoperative appointment allows us to prepare your child safely for their operation. It can help identify any areas where we can improve their general health before having an anaesthetic. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any...

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This comic book resource from the Royal College of Anaesthetists is perfect for children wanting to learn more about having an anaesthetic.

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What is local anaesthetic and how does it work? Local anaesthetic is a medicine that aims to numb a specific area of the body. It works by blocking the nerves that are sending pain messages to the brain and wears off after several hours. Why is local anaesthetic used for pain after surgery? Local...

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People may react to specific chemicals around us. For most people this is a condition that develops only after coming into contact with the particular substance repeatedly. Unfortunately the reaction may get progressively more severe. We believe that your child is (or is at risk of becoming)...

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A general anaesthetic means that your child will be given medicine to put them to sleep. They will not feel or remember the treatment. It can take up to 24 hours to recover from the effects of a general anaesthetic. What should I do? Please arrange for transport for your child to go home...

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Unfortunately, waiting times have increased due to the COVID-19 social distancing restrictions necessary on the hospital site and because, during the pandemic, we have been providing extra support to other hospitals in the region. As a result, the number of patients we would normally see has been...

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What is sedation? We have arranged for your child to have sedation for a hearing test. Sedation is a when we make someone less aware of their surroundings. For this test we have found a nasal spray to be particularly effective. The drug used, dexmedetomidine, mimics natural sleep. After the dose is...

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What is a liver biopsy? A liver biopsy is a procedure which in children is usually carried out under general anaesthetic (you will be asleep). A biopsy needle is used to remove a very small piece of tissue from the liver. This is sent to the laboratories and looked at under a microscope. Why...

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