Why all the yelling and screaming? Dealing with agitation in the ED setting.
Michael P. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., and Gary M. Vilke, M.D.
Dr. Wilson is Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine Behavioral Emergencies Research (DEMBER) lab, and attending physician in UC San Diego Health Systems; Dr. Vilke is Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, and Director of Medical Risk Management, UC San Diego Health System, San Diego, California.
Within the past 12 months, Drs. Wilson and Vilke report no commercial support.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff, and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose.
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®
, you should be able to:
- Discuss safe methods for managing agitated patients in the ED setting
- Apply the science of agitation research, including how new approaches allow for faster ED disposition
- Apply new expert consensus guidelines to the management of agitation including recommended pharmacological approaches.