MHA Today | July 31, 2018

July 31, 2018

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July 31, 2018

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In ED Study, Researchers Find 2.6 Percent Of Patients Suffer From Agitation

Staff Contact: Dave Dillon

New research published in Annals of Emergency Medicine finds that among patients served in an urban Level I trauma center emergency department, 2.6 percent suffer from agitation. Researchers screened 43,838 ED patients and found 1,146 suffered from agitation. Of these patients, 84 percent required physical restraint and 72 percent required sedation.

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Consider This ...

Nail guns are responsible for an estimated 37,000 emergency room visits each year – 68 percent of these involve workers and 32 percent involve consumers.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention