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How do hospitals sedate someone when they pose a threat to others or themselves?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Sedation

Rapid sedation can be by Ativan im (intramuscular injection), Haldol im or PO (by mouth), risperdal-m tabs (rapid acting), zyprexa zydis rapid release PO , or geodon (ziprasidone).
It depends on preference of the prescriber and the acuity level as well as other medications taken concurrently, to avoid adverse interactions.

In brief: Sedation

Rapid sedation can be by Ativan im (intramuscular injection), Haldol im or PO (by mouth), risperdal-m tabs (rapid acting), zyprexa zydis rapid release PO , or geodon (ziprasidone).
It depends on preference of the prescriber and the acuity level as well as other medications taken concurrently, to avoid adverse interactions.
Dr. Alan Ali
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