Haloperidol in the emergency department setting
from Psychiatry Advisor
Since the 1980's, intramuscular (IM) haloperidol has been a mainstay of emergency rooms (ERs) and psychiatric facilities. Frequently given as part of a cocktail with lorazepam (often known as the “B-52” or “HAC”), it has been a default treatment, along with physical restraints, for patients with acute agitation in these settings.
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