When should rapid tranquilisation be used?
When the patient is at risk to themselves or others
What medications can be used for rapid tranquilisation?
What dose of lorazepam would you use for rapid tranquilisation?
1-2 mg PO/IM
What dose of haloperidol would you use for rapid tranquilisation?
2-5 mg PO/IM
When is haloperidol contraindicated for use in rapid tranquilisation?
- Lewy Body Dementia
- Alcohol withdrawal
- Heart Problems
How long do oral therapies take to take effect?
How long does it take for IM injection therapies to work?
What would you make sure is available if using haloperidol for sedation?
Procyclidine 5-10 mg IM/IV - counteract dystonia
What is one of the most important things to do when rapidly tranquilising someone?
DOCUMENTING REASON WHY