Chapter 2: Management of acutely disturbed behaviour

Which of the following are environmental factors that have been associated with an increased risk of inpatient violence?


There is an informal patient who has been threatening violence towards the nursing team and is refusing any medication. Which of the following Sections of the Mental Health Act (1983) might be used in order to enforce intramuscular medication?


How often should the levels of observation be reviewed?


After how many hours does the sedative effect of zuclopenthixol acetate (Acuphase) peak?


Following intramuscular rapid tranquillisation how often should a patient’s physical observations be monitored?


When using intramuscular haloperidol which of the following are recommended?


Zuclopenthixol acetate (Acuphase) may be administered?


Which of the following are primary characteristics identified as predicting the potential for immediate violence or aggression?


Signs of acute organic brain syndrome, also known as delirium, should be suspected if which of the following features are present?


Which of the following is an aim of rapid tranquillisation?


Which of the following things would you routinely do to reduce the risk when assessing an acutely disturbed patient?


Shugar and Rehaulk (1990) showed that episodes of continuous observation lasting up to how many hours helped 67% of patients?


Intramuscular lorazepam is associated with which of the following side effects?


Which of the following are predictors of suicide in schizophrenia?


What intramuscular treatment can be given as an alternative to lorazepam for benzodiazepine tolerant patients?


What did Banerjee et al (1995) note after reviewing eight cases of sudden deaths in detained patients?