A Survey of Current Practices of Informed Consent by Pediatric Anesthesiologists

A Survey of Current Practices of Informed Consent by Pediatric Anesthesiologists
Short Report
Allison M Fernandez, Scott C Watkins, David J Clendenin, Erik B Smith, Jenny E Dolan, Ernest Amankwah, Ali Jalali, Luis Ahumada, Anh Thy H Nguyen, Mohamed Rehman, Richard A Elliott
Pediatric Anesthesia, 22 April 2020
Abstract
Informed consent is fundamental to the ethical practice of medicine and carries important legal implications. Of particular relevance to pediatric anesthesia is the Food and Drug Administration’s Drug Safety Communication (DSC), which highlights potential yet theoretical adverse effects on brain development of repeated or prolonged anesthesia administration to children younger than 3 years of age.

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