J Perianesth Nurs 2021 Feb 23. Epub 2021 Feb 23.
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital Odense, Odense, Denmark; Department of Clinical Research - Anaesthesiology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
Purpose: Children undergoing surgery and general anesthesia often experience preoperative anxiety (POA) with related negative short-, medium- and long-term consequences. Anxiolytic premedication has negative side effects, and nonpharmacologic interventions are often resource demanding and not always readily available in a busy clinical setting. The use of an age-appropriate game on a tablet computer may reduce POA, postoperative pain, and occurrence of emergence delirium (ED). Read More