Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Monday, March 30, 2020 | 2:16 pm:

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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At this time, Wake Forest Baptist Health is following state and national guidelines and is limiting COVID-19 testing in the outpatient setting to only patients ill enough to require admission to the hospital.

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Pediatric Anesthesiology Treatments

Brenner Children’s Hospital’s pediatric anesthesia team is made up of highly-trained, board-certified physicians who are the region’s experts in safely giving anesthetics to pediatric patients.

In addition to providing care for surgical and other operative patients, our pediatric anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists are specially trained to manage traumatic injuries in children of all ages. Members of our anesthesiology team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to care for patients who need emergency care. Additionally, some members of Brenner’s pediatric anesthesiology team have been specially trained to care for children with specific health care needs, such as congenital heart disease or premature infants. 

Timeline of Pediatric Anesthesiology Care 

Before Surgery: Before a surgical procedure begins, we help our pediatric patients maintain or reach comfort through the use of anesthetics, while lessening their fears. 

During Surgery: During surgery, we closely monitor our patients, looking for subtle changes and, if needed, providing immediate management of those changes. 

After Surgery: After surgery is completed, we start our carefully prepared pain management plan, ensuring our patients experience the least possible amount of pain as they transition into the recovery period. During recovery, we provide continuous evaluation and treatment of their pain levels, nausea, thirst and warmth. We also understand the importance of family and do our best to reconnect patients and their families as soon as possible.