EMT-Chapter 26-Behavioral Emergencies
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- Abnormal behavior(actions)
- During assessment, pay attention to:
- -general appearance
- -posture or gait
- -body language
A state of painful uneasiness.
An irrational fear of specific things, places, or situations
Deep feeling of sadness, worthlessness, and discouragement
Wide swings between depression and elation; manic depressive disorder
A highly exaggerated or unwarrented mistrust or suspisciousness
A state of delusion in which a person is out of touch with reality.
A group of mental disorders characterized by distortions of the speech and thought, delusions, hallucinations, social withdrawal, and lack of emotional expressiveness.
A willful act designed to end one's own life.
A mental and physiological state of arousal usually characterized by extreme strength and endurance, tolerance to pain, hostility, and hyperactive behavior; also called excited delirium.
Padded soft leather or cloth straps used to tie a patient down to keep him from hurting himself or others
The minimum amount of force required to keep a patient from injuring himself or others.
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