Has anyone developed/implemented standardized guidelines/order sets for
sedating the agitated/violent/psychotic/ patient and/or "behavioral
emergencies" in the pediatric emergency department-specifically
indications for pharmacologic sedation, pharmacologic options, doses,
routes of administration, and patient monitoring. We are starting to
look at these issues from a medication safety perspective and am
interested in what others are doing/have done.
Thank you in advance.
Erica L. Liebelt MD FACMT
Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Medical Director of Medication Safety, The Children's Hospital
Director, Medical Toxicology Services
UAB and Children's Hospital
1600 7th Ave South, CPP Suite 210
Birmingham, AL 35233
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