Promoting safety and quality in pediatric anesthesia.
Laboratory research over the past 2 decades has raised concerns about the effects of anesthesia and surgery in the developing brain.
There is a controversy if neuromorbidity may result from the potentially toxic effects of anesthetic drugs on the central nervous system or may arise from an inappropriate conduct of anesthesia and from surgery.
The SmartTots public-private partnership focuses on studying the harmful effects of anesthetics on the developing brain.
The Safetots.org initiative was established to emphasize the role of the conduct of anesthesia to prevent harm in the perioperative period and to promote safe and high quality clinical care. This intiative considers that the quality of anesthesia management and other well-known known risk factors of perioperative care have a far more important impact on outcomes following anesthesia and surgery.
The Safetots.org initiative aims to bring together healthcare providers in the field of pediatric perioperative care.
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- Rights of the child (10Rs)
- Personal and institutional competence (5Ws)
- Quality and equilibrium (10Ns)
- Crisis situations (10Cs)
- Quality Improvement
- Parental discussion