Excited Delirium Case Presentation: A Medical Emergency EMS Must Command
Excited delirium has received worldwide attention. It sits at the intersection of medicine, ethics, and the law. In the end, excited delirium is a medical emergency and EMS is at the forefront of proper recognition and proactive management to ensure an optimal outcome. In this case presentation, industry experts will explore the most current evidence-based approach to managing this lethal condition.
About the Presenters
Dr. Faroukh Mehkri began his career in prehospital medicine as a collegiate EMT at Rice University, ultimately rising to become an EMS in-charge supervisor and the public relations/communications lieutenant. After college, he pursued a career in law enforcement as a sworn officer with the city of Dallas. As a police officer, Dr. Mehkri worked in the city’s highest crime area, witnessing firsthand the importance of tactical emergency casualty care and first responder education. He completed medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and his residency specialty training in emergency medicine and traumatology at the University of Connecticut Hartford Hospital. He began at the University of Texas Southwestern in July 2020 as a subspecialty fellow in EMS prehospital and disaster medicine and will continue his career as an assistant professor in Emergency Medicine beginning July 1, 2021. In addition to practicing emergency medicine, he continues today as a sworn officer with the city of Dallas and serves as a tactical physician with the Dallas Police Department SWAT team.
Dr. Paul Rosenberger has over 30 years of EMS experience, with over 20 years of adult education instruction. He has performed ground and flight paramedic duties and leadership in town administration during his service. He has served as a faculty member and assistant program director for UT Southwestern. Currently, Dr. Rosenberger is the associate director of the EMS continuing education program at UT Southwestern and an adjunct faculty member for the Emergency Services Administration BAAS program at the University North Texas – Dallas. He is also the co-chair for the National EMS Education Standards Developmental/Revision Team.
Dr. Gil Salazar is an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern. He serves as the medical director of EMS education and oversees both initial and continuing education of area EMS professionals. He practices clinically at Parkland Hospital Emergency Department. Dr. Salazar is dually board-certified in Emergency Medicine and EMS and serves as core faculty for the Emergency Medicine Residency and the EMS Fellowship programs of UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is the creator of Campus Emergency Preparedness and Survival Training (Campus EPAST)SM. His main goal is to improve the quality of education in the management of natural and human-made disasters.