Clinical Guideline in Managing Acute Disturbance
What is it about?
Recommendations for clinical practice and an algorithm to guide treatment by healthcare professionals with various options outlined according to their route of administration and category of evidence. There is a focus on three key interventions: de-escalation, pharmacological interventions pre-rapid tranquillisation and rapid tranquillisation (intramuscular and intravenous).
Why is it important?
The management of acute disturbance is a complex process. The interplay of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, including de-escalation, is important. We advocate that the clinician can determine the optimal evidence-based interventions centred within a multidisciplinary approach, which also includes an individualised patient perspective.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Faisil N Sethi