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Excited Delirium

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Stewart Baumgartner posted on Mon, Jan 9 2012 11:06 AM

Does anyone have any or know a good resource for materials/information/videos concerning Excited Delirium in general or in the correctional setting?  I've been to the ExcitedDelirium.org website but have not been able to find much else on the subject that was useful. 

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Although it is not in a correctional setting, the Southern Nevada Health District has some excellent resources on-line.

http://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/ems/excited-delirium.php

The videos can be downloaded, there is an article by Dr. Heck, and there is a post test.  (All free)  I use the video as an example of deescalation.  These videos are specific to excited delirium, but the person could just as easily be a schizophrenic, or someone with a tramatic brain injury.

An excellent series of case studies on excited delirium can be found in Sudden Deaths in Custody.  ISBN 1-58829-475-7  The book is not cheap, but it was worth the price.

William MGee

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Solon Detention Facility

440-337-1467

 

 

Bill McGee Jail Administrator Solon Detention Facility 33000 Solon Rd Solon, Ohio 44139 Phone 440-337-1467

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