Dealing with agitated patient in ED

ACEP Now published a 5-Step Approach to the Agitated Patient in Nov. 2018, I believe this is a very good resource for our resideints. The 5 steps are categorizing agitation as mild, moderate, or severe, nonpharmacologic de-escalation for mildly or moderately agitated patients, “code white” for moderately and severely agitated patients, safe and effective physical […]

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Medication for Acute Agitation

What is your choice of IM medication for a patient who is very difficult to verbally be redirected, and being agitated, combative, and required to be sedated? Happy to see the old practice is still effective: Intramuscular Midazolam, Olanzapine, Ziprasidone, or Haloperidol for Treating Acute Agitation in the Emergency Department Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Jun […]

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