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John Hanlon, CRNA, MSNA, ARNP, chief nurse anesthetist, Lowell General Hospital (LGH), Lowell, Mass, prepares to intubate a patient. Hanlon said the picture was taken for the purpose of developing an educational presentation for children and adolescents having surgery. Quoting Hanlon: "The anesthesia department at LGH uses the presentation in the pediatric and adolescent patient pre-screen area. Our goal is to continually assist our anesthesia nurse practitioner and members of the anesthesia care team by reducing patients' fears of anesthesia."