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Anesthesia and Surgery in Children: Reducing Pain, Fear and Anxiety Webinar

Dr. Zeev Kain

June 25, 2014



Surgery and anesthesia can be frightening for children and parents. Understanding how to reduce fear and stress in your patients throughout the surgical episode will help your clinical team improve outcomes. This vital discussion will also help your patients better prepare for surgery and recovery.

In the webinar, pediatric anesthesiology expert Zeev Kain, MD, MBA talks about the effects of anesthesia and surgery on children. Kain explained the steps he takes to reduce fear, pain and anxiety in children who are facing surgery. Kain is one of the world’s leading experts on improving the quality of life for children and families before, during and after surgical procedures.

This webinar orginally aired on June 25, 2014 at 11a.m. PST. Find the conversation on Twitter by using #UCIHealthChat.

About the Speaker

Zeev Kain, MD, MBA is one of the world’s foremost experts on anesthesia, pain and anxiety in children undergoing surgery. In collaboration with CHOC Children’s, Kain and his team founded and established the UC Irvine Center on Stress & Health. Research he started at Yale University has revolutionized the care of children in sedation suites and operating rooms throughout the United States and the around the world. With his intervention methods, children no longer enter sedation and surgery suites crying in terror, which reduces post-surgery pain and improves healing. His techniques lower the body’s stress-response to avoid triggering a defensive reaction that slows recovery. Kain’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and involves perioperative care, hematology/oncology, and neonatology. The goal of Kain’s multidisciplinary research team is to transform current practices in healthcare to better help children and families manage pain, anxiety and stress in a medical environment and cope with the burdens of disease.

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