Chapter 4: Rapid tranquilisation

Which of the following are side effects when using drugs such as lorazepam, haloperidol and olanzapine?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following are advantages of zuclopenthixol acetate (acuphase) compared to conventional intramuscular medication according to Fitzgerald (1999)?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following pairs are commonly associated?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following are factors that can affect pulse oximeter readings?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following are true for clonazepam?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following are factors that can affect choice of drug used for rapid tranquilisation?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following might be considered a ‘last resort’ if all other means of rapid tranquilisation have failed?

 
 
 
 
 

What is the commonest route and dose for parenteral (injectable) diazepam?

 
 
 
 
 

A patient with a diagnosis of acute paranoid psychosis has become very agitated, threatening staff, kicking doors, breaking windows and refusing medication. Which of the following intramuscular medications would best manage the patient?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following are factors that minimise the need for rapid tranquilisation?

 
 
 
 

What should be readily available when monitoring rapid tranquilisation?

 
 
 
 
 

It is suggested that you stop tranquilisation if which of the following occur?

 
 
 
 

When restraining an acutely disturbed patient which of the following must you try to avoid?

 
 
 
 
 

In Pilowsky et al’s (1992) survey of 102 incidents of rapid tranquilisation how many cases reported cardiovascular or respiratory complications?