Overview

Pediatric Anesthesia clinician interested in research that improves clinical care. Recently reviewed neonatal MRI scans and compared the quality of the images obtained using general anesthesia to simply feeding and bundling the neonates. It turns out that with enthusiastic nursing support and dedicated bundling of the neonates, the image quality is comparable to using general anesthesia. Consequently our Department is now only using general anesthesia on neonates undergoing an MRI scan only once the bundling technique has failed. This bundling has prevented countless neonates from undergoing unnecessary general anesthesia.

A second project currently being studied is a comparison of Ametop topical anesthetic gel versus Ametop together with Pain Ease vapocoolant spray in attempting to minimize the discomfort of placing an IV. We are recruiting 240 patients aged 5 to 16 years in this study and comparing the two groups using a pain assessment questionnaire.

Publications

The Pediatric Procedural Sedation Handbook
Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie
Louis Scheepers
DOI: 10.1007/s12630-019-01365-0
08/2019

Best management of ultra-small tracheobronchial foreign bodies in neonates
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Jasinovic, T. and Thamboo, A. and Osiovich, H. and Scheepers, L. and Robinson, A. and Ludemann, J.P.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2012.12.004
2013

Plasma concentrations of flumazenil following intranasal administration in children
Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie
Louis D. Scheepers and Carolyne J. Montgomery and Anna M. Kinahan and Gillian S. Dunn and Russell A. Bourne and James P. McCormack
DOI: 10.1007/bf03018846
02/2000

Plasma concentrations of flumazenil following intranasal administration in children
Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia
Scheepers, L.D. and Montgomery, C.J. and Kinahan, A.M. and Dunn, G.S. and Bourne, R.A. and McCormack, J.P.
DOI: 10.1007/BF03018846
2000

Early and Late Reversal of Rocuronium and Vecuronium with Neostigmine in Adults and Children
Anesthesia & Analgesia
Joan C. Bevan and Linda Collins and Carolyn Fowler and Raymond Kahwaji and Harold D. Rosen and Michael F. Smith and Louis deV Scheepers and Catherine A. Stephenson and David R. Bevan
DOI: 10.1213/00000539-199908000-00016
08/1999

Early and late reversal of rocuronium and vecuronium with neostigmine in adults and children
Anesthesia and Analgesia
Bevan, J.C. and Collins, L. and Fowler, C. and Kahwaji, R. and Rosen, H.D. and Smith, M.F. and DeV Scheepers, L. and Stephenson, C.A. and Bevan, D.R.
DOI: 10.1097/00000539-199908000-00016
1999

Decreased Mivacurium Requirements and Delayed Neuromuscular Recovery During Sevoflurane Anesthesia in Children and Adults
Anesthesia & Analgesia
Joan C. Bevan and Eleanor J. Reimer and Michael F. Smith and Louis deV. Scheepers and Hilary S. Bridge and Glen R. Martin and David R. Bevan
DOI: 10.1213/00000539-199810000-00006
10/1998

REDUCTION OF MIVACURIUM REQUIREMENTS BY SEVOFLURANE IN ADULTS AND CHILDREN
Anesthesia & Analgesia
JC Bevan and &NA; Bevan and EJ Reimer and MF Smith and LdeV Scheepers and HS Bridge and GR Martin
DOI: 10.1097/00000539-199802001-00427
02/1998

The effectiveness of clonidine as an analgesic in paediatric adenotonsillectomy
Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia
Reimer, E.J. and Dunn, G.S. and Montgomery, C.J. and Sanderson, P.M. and Scheepers, L.D. and Merrick, P.M.
DOI: 10.1007/BF03012457
1998

Decreased mivacurium requirements and delayed neuromuscular recovery during sevoflurane anesthesia in children and adults
Anesthesia and Analgesia
Bevan, J.C. and Reimer, E.J. and Smith, M.F. and Scheepers, L.DeV. and Bridge, H.S. and Martin, G.R. and Bevan, D.R.
DOI: 10.1097/00000539-199810000-00006
1998

Readmission for bleeding after outpatient surgery
Canadian Journal of Anesthesia
Vaghadia, H. and Scheepers, L. and Merrick, P.M.
DOI: 10.1007/BF03012395
1998

The effectiveness of clonidine as an analgesic in paediatric adenotonsillectomy
Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia
Eleanor J. Reimer and Gillian S. Dunn and Carolyne J. Montgomery and Peter M. Sanderson and Louis D. Scheepers and Pamela M. Merrick
DOI: 10.1007/bf03012457
1998

Research

Comparing Ametop and Pain-Ease Spray with Ametop alone in reducing pain on intravenous insertion

Comparing Ametop and Pain-Ease Spray with Ametop alone in reducing pain on intravenous insertion

Comparing Ametop and Pain-Ease Spray with Ametop alone in reducing pain on intravenous insertion

Comparing Ametop and Pain-Ease Spray with Ametop alone in reducing pain on intravenous insertion

MRI bundling as an effective alternative to general anesthesia for neonatal MRI scans

MRI bundling as an effective alternative to general anesthesia for neonatal MRI scans