The Infant and Effects of Parental Presence in the Operating Room During Induction of Anesthesia
According to randomized controlled study design, the subjects were randomly assigned into either (1) the PPIA group (parents present in the OR until the infant is asleep) or (2) the Control group (parents not present in the OR).
To date we have enrolled 10 patients to this study (n=10). Patient recruitment is ongoing. Because of the small sample size, data are unstable and thus a detailed discussion is beyond the scope of this abstract.
Parental presence is a highly significant issue for parents of children undergoing induction of anesthesia. This topic is particularly important within the context of family centered care. Further data are needed to finalize our conclusions.
Advisor:Zeev N. Kain
School Location:USA - Connecticut
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:pediatric anesthesia infant parents anxiety parent child relations pediatrics
Date of Publication:03/25/2008