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Rapid Agitation Control With Ketamine in the Emergency Department

Background/Introduction:¬†Emergency department management of severe psychomotor agitation presents a unique challenge due to the undifferentiated nature of patient presentations, need for situational awareness, necessity for rapid sedation, all while ensuring safety and efficacy. Commonly used agents include a combination of …

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Pyschobehavioral

Droperidol Reigns Supreme

Background: Emergency Medicine clinicians must be adept in the management of the agitated patient. While verbal de-escalation techniques should be attempted, they are often inadequate. The next option after attempts at verbal de-escalation is chemical restraint with medications to help …

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Pyschobehavioral

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