Phencyclidine (PCP) intoxication is a self descriptive condition.
WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT IT?
Agitated, combative, aggressive, and/or scared patient
- Hypertension can be a common finding
- Increased deep tendon reflexes
- Status epilepticus
HOW DO WE TREAT IT?
Limit sensory stimulation: this medication disrupts sensory input, so those intoxicated on PCP can be extremely unpredictable with regard to any environmental stimuli. As a result, the best immediate treatment option for this condition is to limit stimuli directed at the patient.
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