About me

I have worked as an anesthesia nurse for over 25 years at Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital in Solna and I defended my doctoral thesis on 17 May 2019, which deals with web-based preparation of children for anesthesia and surgery. At Karolinska Institutet, I am affiliated with the Medical Interactions group (MINT) at the Center for Health Informatics (HIC) at the LIME Department.

The Anaesthesia Web - Narkoswebben

Examples of the development work I have been responsible for include The Anaesthesia web, which aims to prepare children, youth and relatives for hospital stays, anesthesia and surgery. Studies have shown that children (and parents) absorb information better via the web than through a brochure. The Anesthesia Web, which has been available since 2006, is today an established part of Swedish pediatric care and has visitors from around 120 different countries every month.


Right now I work as a project manager for a Heritage Fund-financed national information portal, MediPrep, which takes a comprehensive approach to information and preparation for children and youth before contact with health and medical care. By bringing together medical digital information on a common platform, MediPrep aims to let all children and youth know where they can find equivalent, easily accessible, age-appropriate information regardless of what and where in the country they seek health care.


The Anesthesia Web, MediPrep and related research exemplify examples of interprofessional research together with children and young people as an excellent collaboration between NKS and KI and not least direct clinical implementation of research results. I hope that in the future we see an increased collaboration between clinic and academy!

The work with The Anesthesia Web has attracted attention in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet   (Vol 6 January 2022)!

Read more about it (and read the Lancet article as a pdf) in a news item from Karolinska University Hospital:  Narkoswebben uppmärksammas (google translate the article)


2022: Lööf G, Lönnqvist PA. The Role of Information and Preparation for improvement of Pediatric Perioperative Care. Accepted for publication in Pediatric Anesthesia.  

2021: Alm F, Lööf G, Blomberg K, Ericsson E. Establishment of resilience in a challenging recovery at home after pediatric tonsil surgery — Children’s and caregivers’ perspectives. Paediatric Neonatal Pain. 2021 00:1–12.  

2019: Lööf G, Andersson-Papadogiannakis N, Silén C. Children´s use of and experiences with a web-based perioperative preparation program: Directed content analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research/Perioperative Medicine. 2019 Apr 12;2(1).

 2019: Lööf G, Andersson-Papadogiannakis N, Silén C. Children´s own perspectives demonstrate the need to improve paediatric perioperative care. Nursing Open.