Do not mask the mask: use it as a premedicant


AYDIN T., ŞAHİN L., ALGIN M. C. , KABAY Ş., YÜCEL M., HACIOĞLU A., et al.

PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA, cilt.18, ss.107-112, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Background: Preoperative anxiety frequently causes resistance to mask application and prolongs induction. Anesthesia masks resembling popular heroes or toys was used to deal with this problem. An anesthesia mask given on a preoperative visit to play with at home, may aid to establish a familiarity with the mask and alleviate mask fear, possibly making a gaseous induction more acceptable.