ED Pathway for Evaluation/Treatment of Children with Behavioral Health Issues
Active Aggressive Behavior
Child is currently agitated or is exhibiting out-of-control or aggressive behavior. There is concern for immediate harm to self or others. Child responds aggressively to attempts at medical care and prevents appropriate medical intervention.
Legal Disclaimer: These clinical pathways are based upon the opinions of staff members of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Treatment should be individualized and based upon the clinical conditions of each patient.