Even though Sophia was still groggy from the anesthesia she received during her oral surgery, recovery unit nurse Erin Baranek, RN, was still able to make quite an impression. “We had the most amazing nurse,” said Katie Thompson, Sophia’s mom. “She went above and beyond her duties to make my sweet girl comfortable and felt […]
For pediatric anesthesiologist Dr. Nancy O’Dell, Akron Children’s Hospital has always been about family. Her father, Dr. Harry O’Dell, was an orthopedic surgeon who worked at the hospital for more than 40 years and served as chief of staff in 1972. Thirty years later, Dr. O’Dell returned to Akron to take a position at […]
As if surgery isn’t scary enough, recent warnings issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are causing widespread concern among parents. Earlier this week, the FDA once again warned that repeated or lengthy use of general anesthesia and sedation drugs during surgeries in children younger than 3 years may affect the development of […]
Not many of us spend our childhoods knowing exactly what we want to do when we grow up, but that wasn’t the case for Dr. Ibrahim Farid, pediatric anesthesiologist and chairman of the department of anesthesia and pain medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital. “I grew up inspired by my father, who was also a pediatrician […]
Sedation may provide a safe, gentle and effective tool for children who have difficulties with radiologic tests and other procedures. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Troy Sands, the director of sedation services at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the benefits of sedation and offers an overview of its use in children.