Leading Speaker for Nursing Conferences 2019- Carlos A. Archilla

Title: Post-Operative Emergence Delirium In Pediatric Patients, Etiology, Prevention And Recent Research

Carlos A. Archilla

Nemours Children’s Hospital, USA


Dr. Carlos A. Archilla is the Chairman of the Anesthesiology Department at the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida, USA. He graduated from the University Of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and completed his training in Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is an Associate Professor at Florida State University and the University of Central Florida, College of Medicine. He is a frequent presenter and expert panelist at national and international meetings. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the European Society of Pediatric Anesthesia.


The presentation will cover pathophysiology, incidence, risk factors and literature review and author’s research work that include risk factors and ameliorating techniques. Post-operative emergence delirium and agitation has been described in both adults and pediatric patients accounting for significant behavioral and cognitive impairment in the immediate post-operative period. The incidence in pediatric patients is high with reported 20-60% of patients developing this condition. Will review past and present research looking at prophylactic agents and techniques as well as the role of opioid and non-opioid analgesics in affecting or mitigating this condition.