Is It OK to Carry Children to PACU?
Two anesthesia providers disagree over the safety of this practice.
Re:"Transport Children Just Like at Home" (November, page 16). I was quite surprised by Dr. O'Neill's comments about the transport of children. I consider his approach foolhardy. Anesthesia care must decrease risk to its smallest possible measure. Carrying a child in one's arms, no matter how comforting, only increases the risk at a time when responsive hands and free observation should be maximized. Although the risk is small, what if the provider slipped?
Robert McKennett, CRNA, MA, MSN, NEA
Bayhealth Medical Center