ABSTRACT:

With the proliferation of new and dangerous stimulant and psychoactive drugs being used throughout the United States there is an increasing risk to communities of individuals experiencing drug induced psychosis. This often results in threatening and violent episodes that are difficult to manage. Sometimes, acute episodes deteriorate quickly into life threatening medical emergencies for the drug user. Though their delusional behaviors may appear criminal, they are considered medical emergencies and must be handled professionally. First responders are called upon to contain and control these events as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible.

This 8-hour course targets law enforcement command staff, training staff, EMS, risk managers, and policy makers responsible for evaluating liabilities of the agency and the actions of its personnel. Course attendees will be provided the latest information about drug induced psychosis and excited delirium (ExDS) along with ‘best practice’ field methods for managing these crises.

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