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Management of patients with psychostimulant toxicity: guidelines for emergency departments. (2006)

Author

Jenner L, Spain D, Whyte I, Baker A, Carr V, Crilly J

Publisher

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

City

Canberra

Type

Booklet

 

Description

The purpose of this document is to provide draft guidelines for emergency departments throughout Australia to effectively and safely manage individuals who are experiencing, or suspected of experiencing psychostimulant toxicity and associated severe behavioural disturbance.

The aim of these draft guidelines is to assist clinicians in emergency departments to:

These draft guidelines are not intended to replace any existing guidelines currently in use in each state or individual emergency department. Rather, the draft guidelines have been developed to assist clinical decision making, and can be used to inform the adaptation of existing practices related to the management of patients presenting with suspected or confirmed psychostimulant toxicity.

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