The Return of Droperidol… — Taming the SRU

What are the big takeaways from this post?Droperidol has evidence for efficacy in the treatment of nausea and vomiting, benign headache and migraine, and for the control of acute agitation in the Emergency Department. Its main side effects are sedation, extrapyramidal effects (primarily akathisia), hypotension (especially orthostatic), and prolongation of the QT interval (dose dependent).… Continue Reading


Art of the chemical takedown

August EMRAP episode includes a segment called Art of the chemical takedown : the knockout punch. Its created by none other than Dr Rob Orman. He got a bunch of docs from around the world to briefly describe our take on what to do with the acutely combative agitated patient where we work. Chris Nickson,… Continue Reading