5150 holds - page 2

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At any one time, what percentage of your patients are 5150 holds, psych or intoxicated? I work in a large, city ED. At any given time, something like 20-30% of our patients are psych holds of various sorts, including the... Read More


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    In lovely Florida, we have the Baker Act. We have held patients 72 hours waiting for acceptance at a psych facility, and before the Baker Act expires (at 72 hours) a psych doc comes in to evaluate whether or not to place another Baker on them.

    It really sucks up our resources sometimes, and it really sucks that the patient's rarely get the proper help they need.
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    Just recently we've had a couple people roll over the 175 hour mark...

    Most of the inpatient psych facilities won't take people with a history of violence... or significant medical problems... or a hx of dementia in the elderly...

    Let the versed/benadryl/haldol injections roll... and mix some zyprexa in with breakfast.
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    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    Just recently we've had a couple people roll over the 175 hour mark...
    Wow, 175 hours...

    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    Let the versed/benadryl/haldol injections roll... and mix some zyprexa in with breakfast.
    And don't forget Geodon.


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