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.




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Boyer, E. W. (2019, September 16). Droperidol Is Back (and Here’s What You Need to Know). Retrieved from https://www.acepnow.com/article/droperidol-is-back-and-heres-what-you-need-to-know/.

Hand, L. (2016, June 14). Ketamine Effective for Agitated, Aggressive Emergency Department Patients. Retrieved from https://www.acepnow.com/ketamine-effective-agitated-aggressive-ed-patients/.

Inapsine (Droperidol): Side Effects, Interactions, Warning, Dosage & Uses. (2019, May 10). Retrieved from https://www.rxlist.com/inapsine-drug.htm#description.

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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  1. I really enjoyed this podcast, it was very educational! I am an ER nurse in rural Arizona next to an Indian reservation and you guys are spot on. Our ground transport times can easily range 3-8+ hours to the nearest accepting hospital/psych facility and we rely heavily on air transport. They are amazing! Rural medicine is very interesting & very crazy but I love it! Thank you guys for everything you do, keep it up!

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