Emergency sedation, that is pharmacological management with a sedative in an acute situation, can be necessary for the safety of the patient and staff when other methods of calming are inappropriate or not working. An important question is if there are evidence-based guidelines for emergency sedation of children and young with violent or aggressive behaviour.
Are there evidence-based guidelines for emergency sedation of children and young with violent behaviour in psychiatric practice?
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SBU Enquiry Service consists of systematic literature searches to highlight studies that can address questions received by the SBU Enquiry Service from Swedish healthcare or social service providers. Relevant references are compiled by an SBU staff member, in consultation with an external expert when needed. The quality of the studies identified is not systematically reviewed.