Legacy in the News: Easing pre-op anxiety in kids

Stickers make anesthesia masks less scary

Outpatient Surgery Magazine

April 2014

Marci Lewin, R.N., BSN, Children’s Day Surgery Supervisor at Randall Children’s Hospital writes about how patients ages 3-to-12-years-old are given disposable anesthesia masks that they can see and hold and practice with. They can try them on over their noses and mouths and then decorate them with stickers while they wait. We don't always use the stickered masks in procedures — some anesthesia providers have everything set up by the time patients get there — but the masks are a neat souvenir.

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