Thats where the PediSedate comes in, a colorful, toy- like headset that connects to a video game console and releases nitrous oxide into a childs breathing passages so they dont realize they are being sedated.
Inventor Dr. Geoff Hart Anesthesia Director at the University of Massachusetts created the PediSedate as a way to make going into surgery or any other painful procedure less traumatizing for kids.
He was appalled at the careless methods docs were using to sedate kids, like tying them down to a board to cooperate with anesthesiologists.
He explains, So I wed medical technology which is breathing in anesthesia for a procedure and something that makes kids feel calm, like playing video games.
The PediSedate will make doctors visits easier for kids.
However, Hart insists it is not to be used to mellow out hyperactive or bratty children.
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