Table 1

Guidelines and their recommendations for emergency management

Date

Source

Guideline

Pharmacological recommendation


1999

USA

Expert Consensus Guidelines Series [10]

Give conventional antipsychotics for patients who require IM medications

1998

UK

Royal College of Psychiatrists [22]

Use rapid acting antipsychotics oral, IM, IV or rapid acting benzodiazepines such as lorazepam


Huf et al. BMC Psychiatry 2002 2:11   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-2-11

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