The use of Pro Re Nata or Statim medications for behavioral control: a summary of experience at a tertiary care children's mental health center.

@article{Swart2011TheUO,
  title={The use of Pro Re Nata or Statim medications for behavioral control: a summary of experience at a tertiary care children's mental health center.},
  author={Greta Toni Swart and Emilian Siman and Shannon L. Stewart},
  journal={Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={67-77}
}
The present study aims to identify patterns for use of medication given pro re nata (PRN or "on an as needed [preordered] basis") or statim (STAT [a new order] or "at once, immediately") and their efficacy in controlling aggressive behavior in the mental health (MH) services environment. PRN and STAT medication data were combined and referred to as PRN throughout this article, as the data were not collected in a manner required to differentiate between PRN and STAT medication administration… CONTINUE READING

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