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The agitated patient


The Agitated Patient: Part I
Offered in conjunction with Nursing and The Child Health Advocacy Institute

The Young and The Restless: The Agitated and Intoxicated Teen

Presented by
Joanna S. Cohen, MD
Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Children's National
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine

As the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area experiences a spike in synthetic drug use, providers are seeing an increasing number of intoxicated patients who are agitated or become agitated in practice areas throughout the hospital.

It is important for our healthcare community to be aware of and knowledgeable about newer synthetic drugs, to be able to recognize the progression of agitation, and to have a plan in place to manage agitated and/or violent patients for the safety of the patient and the staff.

Learning Objectives
Attendees of this session will be able to:

  1. Describe the changing landscape of illicit drug use
  2. Recognize the stages of agitation
  3. Manage agitation in the acute care setting

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