Information on COVID-19
Learn more about COVID-19, information about previously scheduled appointments and what you can do to help protect your child and family. View COVID-19 information.
Riley at IU Health Facilities have implemented visitor restrictions to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, flu and other respiratory viruses. View visitor restrictions.
Information on Previously Scheduled Outpatient Appointments
To ensure the health and safety of all our patients and team members during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’re making adjustments to some of our outpatient appointments. View updates to outpatient appointments.
Free Virtual Coronavirus Screenings
IU Health has launched a virtual clinic to offer individuals in Indiana regardless of age free coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings. View screening details.
Información sobre el COVID-19
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Restricciones para visitantes
Las instalaciones de salud de IU Health han implementado restricciones a los visitantes para ayudar a minimizar la propagación del COVID-19, la gripe y otros virus respiratorios. Ver restricciones para visitantes.
Información sobre citas ambulatorias previamente programadas
Para asegurar la salud y la seguridad de todos nuestros pacientes y empleados durante la pandemia del coronavirus (COVID-19), estamos haciendo ajustes en algunas de nuestras citas ambulatorias. Ver actualizaciones de citas ambulatorias.
Exámenes de coronavirus virtuales gratuitos
IU Health ha lanzado una clínica virtual para ofrecer a las personas en Indiana, independientemente de la edad, evaluaciones virtuales para la detección del coronavirus (COVID-19). Ver detalles de la evaluación.
Any kind of surgery on a child is likely to involve general anesthesia. General anesthesia includes the use of medicine inhaled through a mask or breathing tube or injected into a vein to keep the child safely asleep until the surgery is over. Even minor surgery can be frightening for children, so it is safer and less stressful if the child is fully asleep.
In most cases, children go to sleep within a minute or two by inhaling medicine through a mask. Most children will also need an intravenous (IV) port placed to receive pain medicine, fluids, antibiotics and anti-nausea medicine. Some children with congenital heart conditions or other health issues cannot safely breathe anesthesia medicine through a mask. These children receive medicine through a vein and go to sleep very quickly.
Before your child’s surgery, a nurse will call you to provide more details about the surgery, including when to be at the hospital and when your child should stop eating and drinking before the surgery. This is a great time to ask questions about the procedure.
Below is what you can expect before, during and after your child's surgery at Riley at IU Health:
Most children are groggy and might be cranky or confused for a while—perhaps several hours—after waking up. Some children become severely agitated and upset after anesthesia. If this happens, the anesthesiologist can provide mild sedation to help your child calm down and recover. If your child feels nauseated when he or she wakes up, the nurse can provide medicine to help him or her feel better and prevent vomiting. Keep in mind that any negative effects from anesthesia are usually short-lived.
Before your child goes home or to a hospital room, the anesthesiologist will make sure pain and nausea are controlled and vital signs are within safe ranges. Your child may still be sleepy, cranky or confused for several hours after waking up. In most cases, you can remain with your child during this time, and a Child Life specialist may also be on hand to help you and your child stay calm and comfortable.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
705 Riley Hospital Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46202