A combination of antipsychotic drugs and sedatives can calm highly agitated and aggressive emergency room patients faster, a new study shows.
“Agitation and aggression is frequently observed in patients admitted to the emergency department as a result of mental illness, drug, and alcohol intoxication, or both,” says David Kong, of the Center for Medicine Use and Safety at Monash University.
“We have compared three commonly used drug regimens in order to evaluate their safety and efficacy for the sedation of acutely agitated patients.”
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