Calming the Agitated Patient: Providing Strategies to Support Clinicians

Calming the Agitated Patient: Providing Strategies to Support Clinicians

Identification: MSNJ2101
Issue: January-February 2021
Volume: Vol. 30/No. 1
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 02/28/2023
  • 1.30 - CH


Learning Outcome:
After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to identify the three main goals of the management of acute agitation.

Contact hours available until 2/28/23.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online NCPD evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
This work was partially funded by an NRSA T32 (NR018407) Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Advanced Training in Self-Management Interventions for Serious Chronic Conditions.

No other commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:

This education activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, AMSN Education Director.


Credits Available

Expired On: Feb 28, 2023

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Allison Weech
2/12/21 2:44 pm

content was relevant, direct and appealing. Presentation was concise and very informative. I totally enjoyed this topic.

Marta Paul
5/6/21 4:21 pm

t was a very good article. Most Med-Surg nurses have had an agitated patient at one point or another. This article informed ways on how to prevent agitation in patients.

Veronica Burleson
6/21/21 9:35 am

Working on a floor with a lot of agitation, this was a nice refresher to remind myself of things to be aware of. Very well worded and a good length.

Olivia Preston
6/22/21 2:25 pm

very relevant information

Lucille Carmeli Lorea
8/18/21 12:53 am

very useful for bedside nursing care

Lorraine Sharpe
1/3/22 2:58 pm

My husband is in the hospital currently and has had some confusion and agitation. This article let me see how other nurses reacted with him in his situation, and how I could do better with this new knowledge for best practice.

Alison Forsythe
6/23/22 12:27 pm

I enjoyed this article. the information was informative and presented well.

Sandra Slonosky
8/22/22 8:22 pm

great article

Tamera Hussey
11/21/22 9:28 pm

Great article. We often forget the basics to care for agitated patients. Patients are out of their normal surroundings resulting in agitated state. Great ways to see things

Van Bellew
2/11/23 2:16 pm

Very relevant for both the patient and frontline nurses, who are also battling over-stimulation of their work environment. I really like the simple table and will use it to identify and treat agitation in the acute setting.