All the way from the Jamaica capital of Western Australia, BroomeDocs blog author, Dr Casey Parker on stabilisation and retrieval of the acutely agitated patient
Last week on Twitter, a health professional from Canada posted this news article on British Columbian doctors complaining of safety risks of sedating agitated patients with a mental illness for aeromedical transport. Casey and I are passionate about promoting best practice and improved care to any patients in remote areas but in particular acutely agitated patients with a mental illness. So we recorded an entire podcast on it and want to share our thoughts here!
I actually met Dr Wheeler last year at a conference. He is one of the few published authors on this specific topic, apart from myself. Here is his article on sedation for air transport of agitated patients. As the 2012 news paper article cites, this is being reviewed and revised in conjunction with the receiving psychiatrists.
Here is my original paper on ketamine sedation during aeromedical retrieval and a LITFL update screencast episode on retrieval of the disturbed patient
Show notes links as promised and more!
Here are links to Casey and mine web resources on acute sedation, management of the agitated patient in a remote location and aeromedical retrievals of such patients.
Stay safe out there and send in your comments.
Now on to the Podcast
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