Pharmacologic management of acutely agitated pediatric patients.

@article{Sonnier2011PharmacologicMO,
  title={Pharmacologic management of acutely agitated pediatric patients.},
  author={Loretta Sonnier and Drew A Barzman},
  journal={Paediatric drugs},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={1-10}
}
Acute agitation is a state of behavioral dyscontrol that requires intervention. Medications available in rapid delivery formats are frequently administered to treat acute agitation, either as a chemical restraint or on a voluntary basis. Prior to initiating treatment, the etiology of agitation must be evaluated. In choosing a medication, general pharmacologic principles should be followed. Medication should be selected based on the underlying cause in conjunction with weighing the risks… CONTINUE READING

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