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.