Medic Mindset Podcast: Thinking about the agitated patient

Emergency medicine physician Dr. Cynthia Griffin confronts bias when it comes to agitated patients


In this episode of Medic Mindset Podcast, one of the country’s few flight doctors, Dr. Cynthia Griffin, shares how she works with patients with a chief complaint of agitation. Griffin practices both in-hospital and out-of-hospital, so her perspective is truly unique.

What you will quickly notice is that she is relatable, smart and happy to share what she knows with medics because she was one for many years before becoming an emergency medicine physician.

Griffin makes a point to describe how she actually leans into the patients who are the most salty because she knows, like all of us, we can be biased when confronted with the agitated patient.

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