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Pre-hospital use of sedatives

We see the community we serve as our partners in the care that we provide, and we strive to communicate openly with our community and listen to their feedback. This includes communicating all of the facts about the care we provide, including the use of sedatives.

The use of sedatives is a nationally recognized standard of care for people who are experiencing agitation in a crisis. From a medical perspective, such agitation can be life-threatening and harmful. The safety of our patients is always our top priority, and we won’t compromise when it comes to ensuring that we provide the best care possible for each and every person we’re asked to help – no matter what their situation.

Here are some common questions and answers about the report, the use of ketamine as a sedative, and a study on the effects of sedatives by Hennepin Healthcare researchers.

Frequently asked questions about the use of sedatives

NEW: Results of Independent External Reviews (1/24/19)