Protocolo para el Manejo de pacientes con Agitación Psicomotriz

Protocol for the management of psychiatric patients with psychomotor agitation

Psychomotor agitation (PMA) requires prompt recognition, appropriate assessment and management to minimize anxiety and reduce the risk for escalation to violence. Standardized and applicable protocols and algorithms can assist healthcare providers to identify patients at risk of PMA, achieve timely diagnosis and implement management strategies to ensure patient and staff safety and resolution of the episode. Spanish experts in PMA, based on international consensus guidelines on standard of care for PMA, present a protocol for a unified approach to PMA according to the local standards of care and legislations.

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