posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 12:21 AM
This is absolutely outrageous. I fall into the category of one of these 2 medical professionals. The reason it is left to medical personnel to decide,
is because it is a MEDICAL decision!
Can a police officer make a medical decision? Do most even understand the pharmacodynamics of the drugs that are normally used to sedate combative
patients? What about drug interactions?
Most people who medical personnel see who are combative are not combative because they are resisting or fighting. They are combative because they have
a legitimate medical issue. Sometimes it is hypoglycemia...low blood sugar. Other times it is from a patient being postictal...after a seizure.
Sometimes it indicates a head injury. Or even a stroke. I have had a patient be combative because he was severely hypoxic....very low oxygen. Giving a
patient sedatives who was as severely hypoxic as this patient was would have been fatal. Is this something the police can take into consideration? Or
Are the police going to be medically liable for making the paramedics or physicians sedate the patient? NO. Why? They have no medical license.
Maybe there is another reason they want to give these drugs out. Most patients who are sedated are sedated using either haloperidol(Haldol), or
When people think of truth serums, everyone always thinks of sodium thiopental, also known as Sodium Pentothal. Midazolam is a benzodiazepine along
with drugs like Ativan, Xanax and Valium. However, what most people don't know, is Versed, when given in the right doses is a much better "truth
serum" than most anything else out there.
My guess is they want people to be given Versed. It has an amnesiac agent to it, so people can't remember what has happened to them, and it will make
them tell the truth. This is a very very dangerous situation here. In more ways than one.
I can not see this being allowed at all by the courts or the medical community.
[edit on 20-4-2010 by webpirate]