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Why all the yelling and screaming? Dealing with agitation in the ED setting.
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
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.

Release Date: 02/17/2013
Termination Date: 02/17/2016

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

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.
Learning Objectives
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.

The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
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