Anesthesia outside the operating room

Christopher Heard, Satyanarayana Lakshminrusimha, Jerrold Lerman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Conducting operative procedures in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) remains a contentious and controversial subject. The NICU is used as an operating room (OR) in many centers for selected critically ill neonates. There are both risks and benefits to the neonate, the surgery team, and the anesthesiologists when performing operative services in the NICU. Select factors in neonatal physiology that might impact anesthesia during surgery outside the OR are reviewed followed by a discussion on benefits, risks, and indications for operating in the NICU

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeonatal Anesthesia
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781441960412
ISBN (Print)9781441960405
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Anesthesia
  • Critically ill neonates
  • Neonatal intensive care unit
  • Neonatal physiology
  • Nicu

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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