Children are the most delicate creatures in this entire world. When a couple conceived a child, the first thing that concerns the parents is that the child must be healthy and be born with no problems.
This is as an equal concern of the doctor and the state also because healthy babies make a healthy future of the country.
Surgeries for congenital anomalies
But it is the rule of nature that every soul has to go through hardships. Some parents have to go through tough phases of their life especially when they have to deal with the congenital anomalies of their child. Some children are born with congenital defects and for the prevention of such babies to be born, an anomaly scan is done in the second trimester of pregnancy. If the anomaly is not treatable, parents may go for medical termination of pregnancy.
But if the anomaly is not that big and some treatment options are available against it, such babies are given birth, but they have to undergo surgeries so that their problem can be solved. These surgeries range from minor surgeries to major surgeries and have been saving the lives of many children enabling them to lead a normal and healthy life.
Surgeries in children in their later life
Apart from congenital anomalies, children may have to undergo surgeries for some other reasons as well. They may have to undergo some organ transplant, fractures or ophthalmological surgeries or any other reason that can arise at any stage of life.
It is the prime duty of the parents that they always keep a proper health record of their kids no matter how trivial the information is. This record is really helpful for future references whenever health assessment for any purpose is required.
It is also useful for the doctors at the time of hospital admission of these kids because a lot of management is based upon the previous medical and surgical history of the patients at any age of their lives.
Children surgeries record form
A child’s surgical record form is a very simple form and doesn’t need a lot of explanation to understand.
You just need to mention the name of the child with his sex, age, and date of birth. If necessary, the name of the parents or at-least father can also be added in the initial part of the form.
After that, a brief history of each of the surgeries a child have had is written. While entering the information about the surgical history of the baby, we have to keep this thing in mind that detail is mandatory.
It will be really helpful if the background of surgery and the disease is mentioned so that the reader no matter who he is, understand why the surgery was performed.
If possible, the outcome of surgery is also mentioned to inform if the surgery went successful or not. For example, if the child underwent surgery for biliary atresia, it is mentioned that he was diagnosed with intrauterine and then underwent surgery at a specific age due to which symptoms.