Dear Colleagues,


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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