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Psychostimulants: management of acute behavioural disturbances: guidelines for police services (2004)

Author

Jenner L, Baker A, Whyte I, Carr V

Publisher

Department of Health and Ageing

City

Canberra

Type

Handbook

 

Description

The purpose of this document is to provide generic guidelines for police services throughout Australia to assist them to effectively and safely manage individuals who present with psychostimulant toxicity, and pose a significant risk to themselves or others.

It is envisaged that the adoption of these guidelines will reduce or indeed prevent potential harm occurring to the individual, bystanders and police officers when responding to acute situations in which the use of psychostimulants is either suspected or confirmed. The state of acute psychostimulant toxicity is considered a medical emergency, and these guidelines detail the special precautions that should be observed in the safe and effective management of these individuals.

Jenner, L., Baker, A., Whyte, I., & Carr, V. abstract

Contact details

National Drug Strategy
Email: nationaldrugstrategy@health.gov.au

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Last updated: 19 June 2014
 
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