Excited Delirium. Understanding and prevention of sudden custody death proximal to restraint. Excited Delirium defined.
Understanding and prevention of sudden custody death proximal to restraint
“ A state of extreme mental and physiological excitement, characterized by extreme agitation, hyperthermia, hostility, exceptional strength and endurance without apparent fatigue”
(MORRISON & SADLER, 2001)
“911 call triggers fatal response as man dies after fighting with police officers”
“Local man dies after police use pepper spray and a choke hold”
“Man dies in police custody after officers used a 50,000 volt TASER”
● Drug ingestion?
2. how much
1. chronic user
2. what type (stimulants, coke, crack, meth.)
1. bi-polar disorder
3. does subject take meds for condition
4. medication compliant
● On-set of behaviors
1. sudden (they just went nuts)