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Excited Delirium

ExDS is characterized by extreme agitation and aggression in a patient with altered mental status.

Objectives

  • Recognize excited delirium syndrome (ExDS);
  • Describe the pathophysiology of ExDS;
  • Know potential causes of ExDS;
  • Describe the treatment of ExDS.

References

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4. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards, https://www.ems.gov/pdf/education/EMS-Education-for-the-Future-A-Systems-Approach/National_EMS_Education_Standards.pdf.

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14. Bozeman WP, Ali K, Winslow JE. Long QT syndrome unmasked in an adult subject presenting with excited delirium. J Emerg Med, 2013 Feb; 44(2): e207-10.

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18. Scheppke KA, Braghiroli J, Shalaby M, Chait R. Prehospital Use of IM Ketamine for Sedation of Violent and Agitated Patients. West J Emerg Med, 2014 Nov; 15(7): 736-41.

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