The Ambulance Victoria (AV) Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) support paramedics to deliver quality evidence based care to the state of. It was developed by the Ambulance Victoria (AV) CPG Working Group with specialist advice from the AV Corporate Communications Department, and provided. Book Title: Ambulance Victoria Clinical Practice Guidelines for Ambulance and MICA Paramedics ; Author: Ambulance Victoria; Item Number.

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Access personal CPF information on the go! However, it seems that the message coming out of training is that any patient who needs managed, especially if they need mechanical restraint, needs ketamine. It is entirely possible that these patients may have an organic disorder, either exacerbated by stimulants, or in isolation without drug use. Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. So, when do we give ketamine?

The CPG we have has a graduated approach to the patient with agitation, similar to the approach outlined vpg These are not irritable people who punched a wall, mouthed off at the cops, or were otherwise angry, uncooperative, or generally have shit on the liver. They are sick patients with severely deranged physiology, and they need managed victiria and appropriately. The patients who need rapid takedown and control with ketamine — the vicforia agitated, violent, dangerous, excited delirium patient — are people who are at risk of rapid deterioration and death.


The content in these CPGs is for information and victoira purposes only and is not intended to serve as medical advice or treatment. So they are definitely patients you want MICA backup for. Department of Home Affairs.

This is not the case. The CPG app is an abbreviated quick reference smart phone app. Unfortunately we all quite naturally focus on the behaviours the patient displays, often to their detriment.

victpria More information about the guidelines and a copy of the complete guideline can be viewed from the Ambulance Victoria website: Account Options Sign in. We sometimes can have an unfortunate tendency to think of these patients as bad, not sick.

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Evidence based clinical resources for Major Trauma Management in Victoria. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. You are commenting using your WordPress. These behaviours are a symptom, not the disease. Attention all other users: They are typically hypermetabolic, hyperthermic, and acidotic as a result of the drugs which affect dopamine and serotonin transportand physical activity. Journal of Medical Toxicology8 133— Often but not always these will be patients who are affected by stimulants.

However we need to remember that there are many things that cause agitation, and we should never jump to the conclusion that stimulant use is all that is happening when we come across the extremely agitated patient. AV does not guarantee the accuracy or currency in the information provided in the CPG.

Then, when the ketamine is in, and the drama is over, we relax. Seriously, just Kalm Down! Disclaimer added to splash screen.


The Toxicology of Bath Salts: Ok, so this is not entirely about ketamine, but ketamine does come into it. This site uses cookies. Pharmatherapie beim aggressiven Patienten — News Papers Pingback: In my next post I will continue the discussion with some of the practicalities of managing the patient with extreme agitation: To find out more, ambulancs how to control cookies, see here: Home About Contact me Welcome.

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Western Journal of Emergency Medicine12 1. You are commenting using your Twitter account. This is compounded by the threat they may pose to our safety, which we cannot help but take a little personally!

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. But the truly ketamine deficient patient is relatively rare, and jabbing everyone with ketamine will do nobody any favours. A free, official app with your visa details that you can email to anyone. A Review of Synthetic Cathinones.