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1

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

2

How long does emergency detention last?

Max 72 hours

3

How long can a short term detention last?

Max 28 days

4

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

5

How long does a compulsary treatment order last?

max 6 months

6

First line treatment when history unknown

Oral Lorazepam

If unsuccessful

IM Lorazepam

7

Treatment in confirmed history of significant typical antipsychotic exposure?

Oral Lorazepam +/- Haloperidol

Unsuccessful

IM Lorazepam, extreme cases add Haloperidol

8

If sedation is required which drugs should be used?

Benzodiazepens

Or use sedating antipsychotics eg Olanzapine

9

Which antipsychotic is indicated in resistant illness?

Clozapine