Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville
807 Children’s Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Phone: (904) 697-3600
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We recognize that any kind of medical procedure — and separation from you — can cause some stress and worry for you and your child. That’s why we offer kid-friendly strategies you can use beforehand to lessen your child’s fears and prepare for the procedure. We take as much time as necessary to answer your questions, too. We know that by explaining things in a simple, easy-to-understand way, we can help to alleviate some of the anxiety you and your might feel about your child’s anesthesia care.
The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville, is based at our partner, Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The department includes anesthesiologists and a nursing staff who coordinate pre-procedure evaluations and pain management care. In addition to the experience and talent of our staff, the hospital’s state-of-the-art surgery center is fully equipped and staffed to meet the unique needs of children.
If your child has complex medical needs and you have questions or anxieties about the procedure and anesthesia, you may be interested in our Consultation Clinic. We want you to feel properly prepared and for the day of surgery to go smoothly.
Please make an appointment with the Consultation Clinic at (904) 202-8208 if your child is having any of the following operations:
Also call if your child has any of the following medical conditions:
Also, please call the Consultation Clinic if you have special cultural or religious concerns, like religious objections to blood transfusions and/or end-of-life decisions, that may impact your child’s care,
Before the procedure, your child will undergo a pre-anesthesia assessment, which will include a complete medical history, physical exam, and (in some cases) lab tests. You’ll also have a chance to ask questions about what to expect. If your child has a complex medical history or special medical needs that require expertise from doctors in other fields, we’ll coordinate it all. Working as a team, we can determine the safest type of anesthesia for your child.
During the surgical procedure, we’ll administer the anesthetic medications and carefully monitor your child throughout the process. You can be sure your child’s safety and comfort are our priority at all times.
After the procedure, we’ll remain with your child during the wake-up process. At that time, we can give any additional pain medication, if your child needs it. We have an acute pain service dedicated to the care and treatment of postoperative pain.
It’s important to know that a member of our experienced and caring staff will remain with your child at all times until you can be reunited. Working with the rest of the surgical team, we’ll help determine when your child can move to a regular patient room or be discharged.
Our team members are strongly committed to an educational mission. That includes our relationships with the University of Florida, Gainesville; the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville; and the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN. We have a fully accredited Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Program. In fact, all of our faculty members are Mayo-appointed.
These cooperative relationships allow us to train new leaders in the field of pediatric anesthesiology, and give us access to the latest research and medical advances worldwide.