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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Activity Description

Aggression has been treated by both medications and psychotherapy, but relapses are common. Aggressive patients frequently run into legal problems because of their behavior. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of aggression and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in the recognition and management of aggression.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Review the pathophysiologic basis of aggression.
  • Outline the expected history and physical findings for a patient with aggression.
  • Explain the treatment options available for aggression.
  • Summarize the interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication for patients with aggression.


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