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Poll What's your drug of choice for aggressive patients?

Drug of choice for aggressive patients?

  • Droperidol

    Votes: 4 57.1%
  • Midazolam

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • Ketamine

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (comment below)

    Votes: 1 14.3%

  • Total voters
    7
  • This poll will close: .

Cje79

New member
It does depend a little - my standard choice is droperidol 10mg IM, but in a retrieval setting I use some benzo followed by a ketamine infusion. Avoids intubation
 

Kris

Well-known member
It does depend a little - my standard choice is droperidol 10mg IM, but in a retrieval setting I use some benzo followed by a ketamine infusion. Avoids intubation
Droperidol was mine too, though it didn't seem to be used as much during my time in ED - though that was predominantly in NZ, just from a personal observation it seemed like droperidol was used more in Aus first - not sure if that's actually true.

Ketamine I used a lot in anaesthesia though it used to make me a bit nervous with the big burly adults in ED when giving a bolus, had a fair few of them go the other way and start trying to tear the paint off the walls etc!
 
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