Presenter The Nursing CPD Institute
Emergence Delirium is examined with a focus on the aetiology, known risk factors and current management recommendations for the adult population.
Nurses who work with patients who have undergone anaesthesia will be familiar with Emergence Delirium. Emergence delirium is a postanesthetic phenomenon that develops in the early phase of general anaesthesia recovery and is characterized by agitation, confusion, disorientation, and possible violent behaviour.
In the adult population, ED in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) is identified in 4-31% of cases in adults depending on the assessment criteria utilized and the timing of the evaluation. This session uses document 1 from Medscape as the key source of information.