Psychostimulants - management of acute behavioural disturbances guidelines for police services
Published by Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
These guidelines have been developed to coincide with the update of the National Drug Strategy Monograph No 51, Second Edition, Models of intervention and care for psychostimulant users. Their purpose is to provide generic guidelines for police services throughout Australia to assist them to effectively and safely manage individuals who present with psychostimulant toxicity, and pose a significant risk to themselves or others.
It is envisaged that the adoption of these guidelines will reduce or prevent potential harm occurring tot he individual, bystanders and police officers when responding to acute situations in which the use of psychostimulants is either suspected or confirmed. The state of acute psychostimulant toxicity is considered a medical emergency, and these guidelines detail the special precautions that should be observed in the safe and effect management of these individuals.
Psychostimulants - management of acute behavioural disturbances guidelines for police services (PDF 427 KB)
Page currency, Latest update: 02 November, 2004
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