Excited 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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  • 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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  • Jailhouse In Thunder Bay: Article Analysis

    A jailhouse in Thunder Bay, Ontario was accused of ignoring warnings on desperately needed updates for solitary confinement cells. It was requested by staff and government several times that the jailhouse be upgraded to suit the basic needs of inmates. The cells received small modifications but this did little to help the situation. These unsafe conditions were factors in the deaths of two inmates in 2003, 2008, and potentially a third in 2016. The death of Christopher Coaster in 2008 was the…

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  • Mr Can Case Study Essay

    hepatitis C are common causes of HCC. Depression on the other hand can lead to over eating or lack of appetite. 2. Outline your nursing assessment, planning, interventions and means of evaluation for this situation. Assessment • Assess patient nutrition and fluids intake (calorie, fluid intake and output and weight) and monitor for nausea and vomiting. • Bloodwork: CBC, electrolytes, liver function test, INR, PTT and alpha fetoprotein determination • Assess for pain/discomfort in abdomen.…

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