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PEM Currents – Agitation in Children – Episode 2: Non-Pharmacologic Management

Agitated should always be treated with dignity and respect. This entails utilizing the least invasive non-pharmacologic means of assisting them, before moving to physical or chemical restraints. This podcast episode is all about age-appropriate non pharmacologic management strategies for agitated children. It is also episode 2 in a 5 episode series focused on agitation in children and adolescents.

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PEM Currents – Agitation in Children – Episode 1: Differentiating Organic vs Psychiatric

Most children who present to Pediatric Emergency Departments these days with metal health concerns – including agitation – have a known psychiatric problem or diagnosis. Furthermore, the connection between physical and functional symptoms is inextricably linked in many patients. Why then do we persist with the “is it medical/organic or psych” question?