[Interest of psychiatric guidelines in managing agitation in intensive care].

@article{Lazignac2007InterestOP,
  title={[Interest of psychiatric guidelines in managing agitation in intensive care].},
  author={Coralie Lazignac and Bara Ricou and Liviu Dan and Salvatore Benito Virgillito and Eric Adam and Majid Seyedi and Andrei Cicotti and Amine Azi and C. Damsa},
  journal={Revue medicale suisse},
  year={2007},
  volume={3 98},
  pages={
          414-9
        }
}
This paper discusses the importance of psychiatric guidelines and the position of the psychiatrist in the management of agitation in the intensive care unit. The use of psychiatric validated scales to assess agitation seems to ameliorate the quality of care in psychiatry, but also in intensive care. Psychiatric experts' recommendations for managing agitation are given, which is useful to create an open discussion with the intensivists. The use of sedative medication to protect the patient… CONTINUE READING

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