This presentation reviews evolving approaches to managing agitated patients and offers suggestions to help not only psychiatric residents and trainees, but also seasoned emergency department and psychiatric emergency services staff to manage difficult patient populations.
**This content was captured at the 2016 APA Annual Meeting and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM.
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- describe the challenges and underlying causes of agitation that may guide treatment decisions
- identify and explain basic strategies for verbal de-escalation
- articulate expert recommendations for medication interventions for calming agitation
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Estimated Duration: 30 minutes
Begin Date: January 1, 2017
End Date: December 31, 2019
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Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Rachel Glick, M.D., University of Michigan. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Dyani Loo, M.D., University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Ricardo A. Juarez, M.S., Deputy Director, Development and Engagement, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Claire Van Wagner, Membership Development Coordinator, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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