Title

Demographic Factors, BMI and Diagnosis that Affect the Administration of Emergency Treatment Orders in Psychiatric Units

Division

North Florida

Hospital

North Florida

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

5-2019

Keywords

emergency treatment orders, ETO, personal bias, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization

Disciplines

Epidemiology | Medicine and Health Sciences | Patient Safety | Psychiatric and Mental Health

Abstract

Emergency Treatment Orders (ETOs) are defined by Florida Law as an immediate administration of rapid response psychotropic medications to a person with the purpose of expeditiously treat symptoms that if left untreated, present an immediate danger to the safety of the person or others. Current literature have revealed the effectiveness of psychotropic drugs in treating agitation, however epidemiological studies on this practice are still very lacking.

Publisher or Conference

American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting 2019

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