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Type: Journal article
Title: Propofol infusion for the retrieval of the acutely psychotic patient
Author: Chalwin, R.
Citation: Air Medical Journal, 2012; 31(1):33-35
Publisher: Mosby
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1067-991X
Statement of
Richard Chalwin
Abstract: Transporting acutely psychotic patients is hazardous because of the risks they present to themselves, escorting staff, and aircraft. Various strategies have been proposed, usually involving combinations of sedating drugs and physical restraint. Thus far, none guarantees safe retrieval while completely mitigating risks. This case proposes the use of propofol as an alternative to more traditionally used agents. An infusion facilitated the uneventful and safe retrieval of a patient who had demonstrated resistance and tolerance to other drugs. Discussion is also presented on the potential utility of propofol for the retrieval of acutely psychotic patients.
Keywords: Humans
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Antipsychotic Agents
Restraint, Physical
Infusions, Intravenous
Patient Compliance
Psychotic Disorders
Air Ambulances
Middle Aged
Description: Case Study
Rights: Copyright 2012 Air Medical Journal Associates
DOI: 10.1016/j.amj.2011.06.008
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