Doctors Get Creative To Distract Tech-Savvy Kids Before Surgery

(By Jenny Gold for Kaiser Health News)

Surgery can make anyone anxious, but it is especially hard for young children. Kids going into surgery may be separated from their parents for the first time in a frightening new environment, and they may not understand what’s happening.

“For many families and kids, this is one of the most stressful events in their entire lives,” said Dr. Sam Rodriguez, an anesthesiologist at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Read article here…..

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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