Emergence Delirium/Physostigmine

An 87yo woman s/p hysterectomy under general anesthesia is confused, combative, and disoriented.  She received no premedication, 4 mg of morphine during the case, and was anesthetised with sevoflurane and nitrous oxide.

(note, all residents should have access to Anesthesiology articles online if they receive the journal.  Many other journals are available with a USF account through MD Consult...just access it from the departmental home page)
  1. A nice reference from a nursing journal that summarizes the problem well.

Last updated 6/9/03 by Roy G. Soto, M.D.
© 2003, Roy G. Soto, M.D., and the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology