Pedi

Clinical Resources

Cleft Palate

  • Usually performed at ~1 year of age
  • Accompanied by ear tube placement
  • Premedication: versed 0.5-1mg/kg in response to patient's need, clinical status, and parents' input
  • Inhalational induction with nitrous oxide and sevoflurane

Cleft Lip

  • Usually performed at 10-12 weeks
  • No premedication
  • Inhalational induction with nitrous oxide and sevoflurane
  • Peripheral IV after induction
  • +/- muscle relaxant or propofol to facilitate intubation of the trachea

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