Episode 47 – Refrain and Restrain w/Nyssa Hattaway


RSI, chemical restraint, or physical restraint? In this podcast episode, we are joined by ED and Flight Nurse Nyssa Hattaway at AMTC19 to discuss medical management and aircraft safety considerations surrounding the patient with acute agitation, excited delirium, and/or drug-induced psychosis. We also touch on Droperidol; an old drug that is finding its way back into the Pyxis and hearts of emergency providers everywhere.




Find Nyssa on The Q Word Podcast here.

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Klein, L. R., Driver, B. E., Horton, G., Scharber, S., Martel, M. L., & Cole, J. B. (2019). Rescue Sedation When Treating Acute Agitation in the Emergency Department With Intramuscular Antipsychotics. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 56(5), 484–490. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2018.12.036.

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