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‘prn’ sedation for children and adolescents with mental illness in acute care: reviewing drug utilization and exploring challenges

  • At: Lisbon (Portugal) (2010)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: GISEV, Natasa (The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)
  • Co-author(s): Chapman, Lucy (The Children's Hospital at Westmead, WESTMEAD, Australia)
    Longworth, Judy (The Children's Hospital at Westmead, WESTMEAD, Australia)
  • Abstract:

    Background: Prn or 'when required' sedation is commonly used to manage behavioral disturbances in acute inpatient mental health units, although evidence regarding its effectiveness is limited. There is growing interest in examining prn sedation use in children and adolescents. Objectives: To profile the use of prn sedation and explore issues


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