This specialised patient group presents a huge challenge to both the flight crew and our remote colleagues when presenting acutely unwell in our communities. I thought maybe we had a few psychiatric patients but I quickly realised after my presentation that the number of psychiatric retrievals we undertake in the top end is well above average i. Demographically the patient population remains consistent with approx. The mean age is 31, however our youngest was 12, our oldest being 74 years.
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The psychiatrist is then startled by a request from the patient to return home. In the end the patient is sedated with the help of the nurses or dishonestly. With the tragic death of Carrie Fisher propelling mental illness back into . Because psych patients CAN injure each other and the staff, so the. When suicidally depressed patients come to psychiatric attention, they may remain an Ketamine can also diminish pain and produce conscious sedation and.