Do not mask the mask: use it as a premedicant


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

PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA, vol.18, no.2, pp.107-112, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2007.02381.x
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.107-112

Abstract

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.