Kids don't like needles. For the last centruy, children have gone under anesthesia by breathing anesthesia gases through an anesthesia mask, a process called induction. Mask induction, however, has its own set of problems. Over 50% percent of children have significant anxiety with this method because the gases smell bad and the mask can feel claustrophobic, even suffocating. Children naturally child resists the mask by pushing it away. In response, the staff must hold the child down which leads to even more anxiety. The anxiety doesn't end when the child falls asleep, either. Stress before surgery leads to problems in the operating room, the recovery room, and even at home. Maladaptive behaviors (such as regression, aggression, bed-wetting & mistrust of medical personnel) can last weeks, months, or even years. All this is considered normal.
At PeDIA, we'd like to redefine normal.
Since the mid-twentieth century, anesthesia providers have searched for solutions to combat this induction anxiety. Everything from sedatives to clowns in the operating room have been tried but nothing has worked across the board because these approaches never addressed the root cause of the problem: the anesthesia mask. PeDIA got to the core of the problem. PeDIA is the first mask-free anesthesia gas delivery system designed for kids. Once the child enters the OR, he or she "plays" with their balloon, inhaling and exhaling nitrous oxide and anesthetic gases, until they get sleepy. Instead of a traumatic mask induction, PeDIA turns panic into play.
It's time to give up the traumatic old standard and make a better choice. Choose a PeDIA.
PeDIA is FDA cleared & patented
Projected launch is 2021
PeDIA Anesthesia Balloons:
Pediatric Device for Induction of Anesthesia