Flashcards in Psychosis management Deck (9)
When is emergency detention viable?
When it is urgent to detain a patient to permit a full assessment of the mental state of the patient, and when where there would be risk to others or themselves if they were not detained
How long does emergency detention last?
Max 72 hours
How long can a short term detention last?
Max 28 days
What considerations must be made before a short term detention can be carried out?
- Patient has mental disorder
- Ability to make decisions based on medical treatment is impaired
- Necessary detention to figure out treatment required
How long does a compulsary treatment order last?
max 6 months
First line treatment when history unknown
Treatment in confirmed history of significant typical antipsychotic exposure?
Oral Lorazepam +/- Haloperidol
IM Lorazepam, extreme cases add Haloperidol
If sedation is required which drugs should be used?
Or use sedating antipsychotics eg Olanzapine