After working at a Veterans Affair Medical Center, hear how our guests moved into the field of emergence delirium: “upon emergence our patients were swinging and very aggressive … there must be some way to prevent this”.

This fascinating piece enjoys an engaging discussion about an important topic for both patients and practitioners; how important is it for you to know a patient may suffer from post traumatic stress disorder? Do different anesthetics promote or avoid emergence delirium? Can emergence delirium cause further long term trauma? How do we deal with US military veterans specifically?

Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9) is here:

The State Trait Anxiety Inventory is here:

Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with Kristen Roman, MSN, MFA, SRNA, Ignacio Diaz, BSN, SRNA and Jena Borgonia, BSN, SRNA, student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) at The University of Southern California.