Chemical Restraint Use

| September 25, 2017

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The concept of chemical restraints, as described in psychiatric, acute care, and emergency department literature, refers to the use of medications to control behavior such as delirium, agitation, violent behaviors, or unplanned extubation.1-1,1-2,1-3 Medications used as chemical restraints include sedatives and analgesics, antipsychotics (typical and atypical), or a combination of both. However, behavioral experts disagree on the use of the term chemical restraint. A survey of experts conducted for the Expert Consensus Guidelines on Behavioral Emergencies showed that the majority of the experts believed that “medications used to treat specific psychiatric diagnoses should be considered treatment measures rather than restraints, even in the absence of provisional diagnosis.

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