Apr 7, 2019
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You have a 54 year old male patient with a past medical history of schizophrenia, ETOH abuse, drug abuse (crack cocaine), hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes.
He was brought in by police for aggressive behavior in public. The patient was roaming the street, yelling and banging on restaurant windows.
Upon police arrival, the patient was awake and alert. However, he wasn't calm or cooperative; ultimately he required restraints by EMS.
You're unable to get his vital signs due to his agitation.
So, what would you do?
Today, I want to discuss the agitated patient and how we should approach this scenario.
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