Considerations for assessing optimal regional anaesthesia and analgesia in paediatric surgical patients
Adequate analgesia is a core component of perioperative care and postoperative recovery. The treatment of perioperative pain in paediatric patients can be challenging, especially as young children may be unable to adequately communicate the type and severity of the pain that they are experiencing. The use of regional anaesthesia as part of the multimodal approach to perioperative analgesia in paediatric patients may obviate some of these difficulties, and its safety is well established.1-3
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