Significant Medical Behavior: Sign & Symptoms of Impending Disaster
People die suddenly in custody everyday. We watch it on TV. We read it in the paper. We view it on the Internet. The bottom line is that they die. Over the years, these sudden custody deaths have been attributed to such things as positional asphyxia, cocaine psychosis, and excited delirium to name just a few. Lately these life threatening conditions have been bundled under the term of Significant Medical Behavior. Early recognition is the key.
Bill Devane, the president of RIPP Restraints (www.RippRest.com) created a list of these signs and symptoms of life threatening behavior over fifteen years ago when he became one of the first national recognized trainers to acknowledge the dangers of these types of behaviors.
His list of Identifiable Symptoms & Behavioral Patterns is copied below:
1. Bizarre & aggressive behavior