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Flashcards in Rapid Tranquilisation Deck (9):
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When should rapid tranquilisation be used?

 

 

When the patient is at risk to themselves or others

2

 

 

What medications can be used for rapid tranquilisation?

 

  • Lorazepam
  • Haloperidol

3

 

 

What dose of lorazepam would you use for rapid tranquilisation?

 

 

1-2 mg PO/IM

4

 

 

What dose of haloperidol would you use for rapid tranquilisation?

 

 

2-5 mg PO/IM

5

 

 

When is haloperidol contraindicated for use in rapid tranquilisation?

 

  • Parkinson's
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Heart Problems

6

 

 

How long do oral therapies take to take effect?

 

 

45-60 minutes

7

 

 

How long does it take for IM injection therapies to work?

 

 

30 minutes

8

 

 

What would you make sure is available if using haloperidol for sedation?

 

 

Procyclidine 5-10 mg IM/IV - counteract dystonia

9

 

 

What is one of the most important things to do when rapidly tranquilising someone?

 

 

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