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Calming pediatric surgery patients and parents

Dziuba-Pallotta, Jennifer BSN, RN, CNOR

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000471010.24826.c9
Department: Pearls
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Reducing preoperative anxiety is one of the most important considerations in pediatric surgery. A composed parent can help a child stay calm in an otherwise emotionally tense environment.

Jennifer Dziuba-Pallotta is a level IV educator in the department of Pediatric Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, N.J.

Adapted and updated from Dziuba-Pallotta J. Pediatric surgery pearls. OR Nurse. 2014;8(5):48.

The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.

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