Excited Delirium and In-custody Deaths. Richard Barney, MD FACEP Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine UW Medflight EMS Medical Director- Rock County Beloit Memorial Hospital. In-Custody Deaths…. Why do some people die following a violent confrontation with police?
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Richard Barney, MD FACEP
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
EMS Medical Director- Rock County
Beloit Memorial Hospital
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M26 Taser. Manufactured by Taser International
215,000 officer have received taser “ride” in training
Over 500,000 reported taser deployments to date
No causal effects for death found
Get a chemical restraint drug into the patient at once.
Remove physical restraints when feasible
Never allow hobble or prone restraint!
CBC and electrolytes
Urine for myoglobin