Droperidol versus haloperidol for chemical restraint of agitated and combative patients.

  title={Droperidol versus haloperidol for chemical restraint of agitated and combative patients.},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Thomas and Eli Schwartz and R C Petrilli},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={21 4},
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare two related pharmacological agents used for the chemical restraint of agitated and combative patients. DESIGN AND SETTING A randomized, double-blind, prospective study was carried out in patients requiring physical restraint in a university hospital emergency department. PARTICIPANTS Sixty-eight violent or agitated adult patients whom the attending physician believed would benefit from chemical restraint to protect the patient and staff and to expedite evaluation… CONTINUE READING
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