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Posts from the ‘agitation’ Category

A prospective observational study of midazolam and droperidol for pre-hospital acute behavioural disturbance

Brilliant prehospital research from Queensland once again that will likely change practice in other states. Just like what we did with ketamine in aeromedical retrieval!

A prospective observation study of midazolam and droperidol for pre-hospital acute behavioural disturbance

Goodbye MidazoBlam Goodbye

PHARM Podcast 183 When to intubate the Hulk

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Ketamine Sedation for Patients With Acute Behavioral Disturbance During Aeromedical Retrieval: A Retrospective Chart Review

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Seriously, just Kalm Down

Following on from my previous post on managing the agitated patient…

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Ketamine reduces the need for intubation in patients with acute severe mental illness and agitation requiring transport to definitive care: An observational study

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Ketamine reduces the need for intubation in patients with acute severe mental illness and agitation requiring transport to definitive care: An observational study

Victorian prehospital chemical restraint 2017 update

It’s time for another post on everyone’s favourite drug: ketamine! Hooray! Ok, so this is not entirely about ketamine, but ketamine does come into it. AV paramedics have recently received training to administer IM ketamine to agitated patients as part of a greater focus on paramedic safety when managing these situations(MICA paramedics have had ketamine for […]

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Editors note : I find it surprising given the Australian research published on acute behavioural disturbance and updated guidelines in Queensland and NSW recently, that droperidol is not included in these latest Victorian Ambulance protocols. Why it has not replaced midazolam given its superior safety profile in the research, is baffling. And when its written that mild – moderate agitation can be managed with “a little midazolam”, I would suggest an oral agent is likely just as effective in this situation than a needle.

 

Chemical restraint should not be lethal injection

PHARM Podcast 164 VerSed gives you Cred in Victoria

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A little bit of this and a little bit of that..

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PHARM Podcast 163 Better Dead than VerSed Or How We ditched Midazoslam in Queensland for chemical restraint

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Pronounced VER – SED (propietary name of Midazolam)

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Surviving Sedation – a cautionary ketamine tale

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PHARM Podcast 156 Surviving Sedation 2016 guidelines

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Surviving Sedation Guidelines 2016 update

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PHARM Podcast 152 Nursing the Acutely agitated patient with Kirra Parks

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Disruption, Danger, and Droperidol: Emergency Management of the Agitated Patient — Intensive Care Network

The role of physical and chemical restraints, neuroleptics, benzodiazepines, and ketamine, and the diagnostic and therapeutic priorities for the acute care provider. The post Disruption, Danger, and Droperidol: Emergency Management of the Agitated Patient appeared first on Intensive Care Network.

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