II. Definitions

  1. Agitation
    1. Behavior that is loud, hyperactive, disruptive, threatening or disruptive
  2. Agitated Delirium (Excited Delirium)
    1. Psychomotor Agitation, Delirium and sweating often with Violent Behavior, increased strength, hyperthermia

III. Precautions: Red Flags for underlying medical causes

  1. See Delirium
  2. Extremes of age (young children, elderly)
  3. Abnormal Vital Signs
  4. Trauma
  5. Delirium
  6. Visual Hallucinations
  7. Neurologic Abnormalities
  8. Acute Intoxication
  9. Unknown Ingestion
  10. Signs of Substance Withdrawal
  11. Serious comorbidities

VIII. References

  1. Roppolo, Klinger, Leaf (2019) Crit Dec Emerg Med 33(2): 3-10

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