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This week’s free board review question…
A 65-year-old female resident of a skilled nursing facility who has a history of dementia and alcohol use disorder presents for further evaluation and treatment for altered mental status and severe agitation. The patient has no access to alcohol. The patient is increasingly combative and uncooperative. She requires chemical restraints to allow for her continued evaluation and therapy, including intravenous access.
Which statement is correct regarding the use of chemical restraints?
The medication dose should be doubled in the elderly.
Haloperidol plus lorazepam is preferred in the patient with undifferentiated severe agitation.
The intravenous route is preferred in the uncooperative patient.
Benzodiazepines are preferred in patients intoxicated with a central nervous system (CNS) depressant such as alcohol.
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