Review Article

Paediatric Emergence Agitation: Management Options

Author: Puneet Khanna

Emergence Agitation (EA) is a common postoperative problem especially in children. It is more common in paediatric age group especially with low blood gas solubility inhalational agents like Sevoflurane and Desflurane. Other factors contributing to increase EA are head and neck surgeries, preoperative anxiety and pain. It increases the risk of postoperative physical trauma to patient like surgical site bleeding, psychological trauma to parents and delayed recovery. Various drugs have been described to decrease EA. In this review article, here we have discussed the management options of EA including non pharmacological and pharmacological options