Over the decades, anesthesiologists have searched for a solution such as medication, therapies and distraction. They all failed. These solutions never got to the root cause of the problem: the mask.
PeDIA is the first mask-free anesthesia gas delivery system designed for kids. PeDIA Anesthesia Balloon is filled with anesthesia gases. Once in the operating room, the child plays with their balloon, inhaling and exhaling until they get sleepy. Why panic when you can play?
It's time to give up the traumatic old standard. Make a better choice. Choose a PeDIA.
PeDIA is in the final phases of FDA clearance and will soon be available for sale.
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Kids don't like needles. So, for the last centruy, children have gone under anesthesia by breathing gases through a mask, a process called induction. Mask induction, however, has its own set of problems. Fifty percent of children have significant anxiety with this method. Why? Because the mask feels claustrophobic and the gases smell bad. Then, when they resists, the operating room staff must hold the child down. This leads to anxiety--and it doesn't end there. The stress experienced by the child at induction leads to problems in the operating room, the recovery room, and even at home. Maladaptive behaviors (such as regression, aggression, mistrust of medical personnel) can last weeks to months or even years. All this is considered normal. At PeDIA, we'd like to redefine normal.
PeDIA Anesthesia Balloons:
Medical Devices for Pediatrics
Pediatric Device for Induction of Anesthesia