NPS in Emergency Rooms

Dealing With Aggressiveness and Psychomotor Agitation

Authored by: Carla Morganti , Attilio Negri , Laura Cazzaniga , Riccardo C. Gatti , Franca Davanzo

Handbook of Novel Psychoactive Substances

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138068292
eBook ISBN: 9781315158082
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315158082-6

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Abstract

In the sixth chapter, ‘NPS in Emergency Rooms: Dealing With Aggressiveness and Psychomotor Agitation’, Carla Morganti, Laura Cazzaniga, Riccardo Carlo Gatti, Attilio Negri, and Franca Davanzo focus on the challenges faced by clinicians while dealing with NPS in emergency rooms. They present a detailed classification and useful advice on how to deal with agitated or aggressive behaviours due to NPS abuse and also provide guidance on different sedation and clinical examinations and treatment approaches. They also discuss toxicology and clinical management of NPS toxicity.

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