Treating children for acute agitation in the PACU: differentiating pain and emergence delirium.

@article{Manworren2004TreatingCF,
  title={Treating children for acute agitation in the PACU: differentiating pain and emergence delirium.},
  author={Renee C B Manworren and Caryn L Paulos and Rodica Pop},
  journal={Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={183-93}
}
Differentiating postoperative pain from emergence delirium in children is challenging for even the most experienced PACU nurse. This article presents a review of the literature and clinical practice experiences that will help guide the PACU nurse in recognizing and differentiating these two conditions that are common in children recovering from anesthesia… CONTINUE READING