Delirium

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  • What Is Excited Delirium?

    What is excited delirium and why is it important to law enforcement? Over the years the condition has been named and re-named as part of its very long and sorted history. A very small snap shot of what excited delirium entails is that it is a medical and physiological condition that sends the body into overdrive that elevates the heart and respiratory rates plus triggers other neurological changes. When the body can no longer operate at this very high capacity it begins to crash. This high level of agitation followed by the deceleration often has devastating effects on the individual that can result in an apparent unexplained death. Our bodies operate sort of like a machine if you continue to run them at elevated temperatures hotter then what they are designed for and ignore all of the built in safety features that indicate an impending issue eventually the engine is going to be pushed past its breaking point and seize thus rendering it inoperable. This same logic is what applies to how excited delirium can have disastrous results. Our bodies are only designed to handle so much our hearts can only beat so fast for so long until it says that’s it no more I can’t keep this rate up I quit. Usually the crash happens so quickly a normal arrhythmia…

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  • Excited Delirium Syndrome Essay

    The article explores a comparison study on restraint related deaths (RRD) and excited delirium syndrome (ExDS) covering two time frames. The time frames used in the study were 1988-1995 and 2004-2011. Excited delirium syndrome is defined as a condition that discerns itself with symptoms such as extreme agitation, hallucinations, violent and bizarre behaviour, insensitivity to pain and feats of great strength (Mental Health Daily). The study looks at the use of restraints on people while in…

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  • Stethoscope Essay Examples

    Dementia is a progressive disease of the brain over a long period of time. Therefore its progression is much more subtle. Delirium often involves an acute event or change, such as an overdose of medication. This also helps to affect duration Given the progressive loss of neural function in dementia over a long time, dementia would be stable over the day relative to delirium where some acute insult to the brain may fluctuate in potency over the day. Both the reductions in awareness and alertness…

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  • Delirium In Nursing

    identification of delirium is still in poor state and is the major cause of the fatalities to the older people in the ICU. One of the major reasons for the lack of proper identification mechanism is that there is poor knowledge exchange and education for the registered nurses and other medical staff. It has been observed that knowledgeable nurses who understand delirium and have enough knowledge on identification of delirium are better placed to handle the identification of delirium. The…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: How To Ride A Bike

    I was around seven years old when my mom decided to teach me how to ride a bike. She thought it was quite pathetic that a seven-year-old did not know how to properly get on a bike, let alone ride it. So one day she went up to me while I was watching the television and said “tomorrow I’m going to teach you how to ride a bike, Ok boy?” I Simply nodded my head, then she left. After hearing that I got excited that I could finally ride along side with my friends instead of having them wait for me to…

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  • Analyzing Thomas 'Melancholy'

    The poem shows Thomas ' depression and his battle with it. The title "Melancholy" draws the reader to reflect upon the theme of the poem, and to sympathise with the feeling of never ending depression and sadness that Thomas felt throughout most of his life. Making it one word causes the reader to want to know why Thomas is feeling such and how he became like this. It also shows the anger Thomas felt towards his inability to make himself be happy, especially around the beautiful things in the…

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  • Chronic Confusion, Orem's Theory Of Self-Care System

    This paper goes in depth about the topic of confusion. It first starts off by defining what chronic confusion is. It also explains the differences between acute and chronic confusion. It briefly goes into explaining why nursing theory is important in the health care system. Another topic mentioned in this paper is, Orem’s theory of self-care deficit. This theory is explained and related to chronic confusion. Lastly this paper relates how chronic confusion effects daily living. Chronic…

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  • Society During The 1970's

    During the 1960’s, society lived in a fake utopia that made them feel that war never happened and all the bad things never really happen around them. As the 1970’s hit and the youthful rebellion came to an end, reality started to see more of the horrific and terrible occurrences around the world because of technology and the younger society's want for the truth to be set free. As the dark, morbid side of society was revealed to the world, there also appeared more dominance/ abusive…

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  • The Validity Of Waylon's Poem

    Since my birth, my curiosity of Waylon Pallidum has been insatiable. Waylon is not a part of our family, but he has been practically adopted. The long story short about Waylon, and this will confuse you - he has been alive for centuries, and he will never die. No, that is not a metaphor, this is not a poem. Waylon is not a prized possession that has esteemed a title worth personifying. Waylon is not a creative way I’ve decided to express my mind’s ability. Waylon is a human, a person who has…

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  • Delirium: A Case Study

    Delirium is a subacute fluctuating disturbance of consciousness characterized by disorientation, inattention, disordered thinking, cognitive impairment, emotional lability, hallucinations or delusions, and sleep-wake cycle disturbance (DynaMed, 2016). Delirium can occur in patients of all ages, but the highest incidence is seen in older patients 65 years and above (DynaMed, 2016). Delirium can be recognized by five key elements namely: (1) Disturbance in attention and awareness; (2) Develops…

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