BAP Guidelines Meeting

Joint BAP NAPICU evidence based guidelines for the clinical management of acute disturbance (de-escalation and rapid tranquillisation)

Date: Friday 8th June 2018
Venue: Oxford and Warren Suites, Hallam Street Conference Centre, 44 Hallam St, Marylebone, London, W1W 6JJ
Organised by: Maxine Patel (BAP) and Faisil Sethi (NAPICU)

BAP/NAPICU Members: £200
Non-Members: £275

The British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) and the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care and Low Secure Units (NAPICU) have developed this new joint guideline which reviews the use of de-escalation methods and psychotropic medication for the clinical management of acute disturbance. Although the most recent NICE guidelines reviewed randomised controlled trial evidence for the use of intramuscular medication in rapid tranquillisation, they placed relatively little emphasis on the use of oral or other formulations of medication in the stages before rapid tranquillisation or indeed de-escalation techniques. Our guideline will focus on three key interventions: de-escalation, pharmacological interventions pre rapid tranquillisation, and rapid tranquillisation (intramuscular and intravenous).

This meeting introduces our new guideline and algorithm to guide treatment and comprises speakers from the group who have developed this document and who are experts in its clinical, research and policy implications. We will cover state-of-the-art and pragmatic updates, with key recommendations. The meeting will be an excellent educational opportunity and will provide an essential update for those with an interest in treating acute disturbance in acute adult psychiatric, psychiatric intensive care, forensic and general hospital settings.

Attendance at this meeting is suitable for up to 5 units of CPD approval, subject to verification by peer group as part of an individual member’s Personal Development Plan.

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Friday 8 June
08:45–09:15 Registration and Coffee
Morning Session chaired by Faisil Sethi
09:15–09:30 Introduction
Dr Maxine Patel (London)
09:30–09:50 National data on RT
Carol Paton (Dartford) and Professor Thomas Barnes (London)
09:50–10:10 National and international guidelines
Dr Faisil Sethi (London)
10:10–10:30 Overview of algorithm
Dr Maxine Patel (London)
10:30–11:00 Panel Discussion
11:00–11:30 Refreshments
11:30–12:00 De-escalation
Mr Roland Dix (Gloucester)
12:00–12:30 Oral
Mrs Caroline Parker (London)
12:30–13:00 Panel Discussion
13:00–14:00 Lunch
Afternoon session chaired by Maxine Patel
14:00–14:30 Intramuscular
Professor David Taylor (London)
14:30–15:00 Intravenous
Dr Sotiris Posporelis (London)
15:00–15:30 Panel Discussion
15:30–16:00 Refreshments
16:00–16:15 Physical monitoring
Ms Laura Woods (London)
16:15–16:35 Options for non-response
Dr Luiz Dratcu (London)
16:35–16:55 Panel Discussion
16:55–17:00 Summary
Dr Faisil Sethi (London)
17:00 Meeting Ends

Last edited 12th March 2018