NEW! Joint BAP NAPICU evidence based guidelines for the clinical management of acute disturbance (de-escalation and rapid tranquillisation)

The National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care and Low Secure Units (NAPICU) and The British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) have developed a new joint guideline.

The launch meeting on Friday 8th June 2018 will introduce our new guideline and clinical algorithm to guide treatment and comprises of speakers from the group who have developed the document and who are experts in its clinical, research and policy implications.

The Guideline reviews the use of de-escalation methods and psychotropic medication for the clinical management of acute disturbance.

Recent guidelines have often placed relatively little emphasis on the use of oral or other formulations of medication in the stages before rapid tranquillisation or indeed de-escalation techniques.

Our guideline will focus on three key interventions:

  • De-escalation,
  • Pharmacological interventions
  • Pre-rapid-tranquillisation and rapid tranquillisation (intramuscular and intravenous).

The meeting will be an excellent educational opportunity and will provide an essential update for those with an interest in treating acute disturbance in acute adult psychiatric, psychiatric intensive care, forensic and general hospital settings.