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Comparison of IM Midazolam, Olanzapine, Ziprasidone and Haloperidol for Behavioral Control

Background: Emergency providers frequently care for agitated patients ranging from restlessness to verbally and physically aggressive. Agitation is a symptom, not a diagnosis and these patients require careful evaluation to rule in or out serious medical conditions. Unfortunately, the agitation itself …

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Pyschobehavioral

Chemical Sedation of the Agitated Patient

Background: Acutely agitated and aggressive patients have become an unfortunate commonality in emergency departments throughout the world.  They are often the most difficult patient encounters during a shift. Initially, when these patients’ present, medical providers are trying to figure out the …

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Pyschobehavioral

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