PeDIA Anesthesia Balloons:
Kids don't like needles. For the last century, children have "gone under" anesthesia by breathing anesthesia gases through an anesthesia mask. But the mask feels claustrophobic and the gases smell bad. Fifty percent of children experience anxiety and physically and verbally resist this antiquated technique. In response, the operating room staff must hold a child still in order to speed induction. The stress experienced by the child leads to problems in the operating room, the recovery room, and can even follow a child home. Maladaptive behaviors (such as regression, aggression, mistrust of medical personnel) can last weeks or months. All this is considered normal. At PeDIA, LLC, we'd like to redefine 'normal.
PeDIA is in the final phases of FDA clearance and will soon be available for sale.
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PeDIA is the first mask-free anesthesia delivery system designed for kids. The friendly Anesthesia Balloon engenders cooperation through play, replaces anxiety with amusement, and fear with fun. It's time to give up the traumatic "old standard". Make a better choice. Choose a PeDIA..