Agitation/Behavioural Disturbance (Bundaberg EMET)

EMET Pre-learning: Patient Agitation/Acute Behavioural Disturbance

Behavioural emergencies are complex and misleading. The differential diagnosis is incredibly broad therefore these patients require a careful assessment of both their physical and mental health.

The topic examines the approach to the assessment of the patient with behavioural disturbance including the immediate priorities in assessment and management that focus on reducing risk (to the patient and others) and therapeutic approaches to the management severe agitation.