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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Agitation in the ED

Canadi EM - By Edward Feng - August 11, 2022
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Canadi EM - By Edward Feng - August 18, 2022

…We hope to leave readers more comfortable dealing with these common yet extremely important situations in the ED, all while keeping the 4 objectives of the American Association of Emergency Psychiatry (AAEP) at the forefront​: 
  1. Ensure the safety of the patient, staff, and others in the area.
  2. Help the patient manage their emotions and distress and maintain or regain control of their behaviour. 
  3. Avoid the use of restraints when at all possible. 
  4. Avoid coercive interventions that escalate agitation.