Positional Asphyxia, Excited Delirium, and Restraints 1.0

Positional Asphyxia, Excited Delirium, and Restraints 1.0 

Restraining an individual is a risky, but often necessary process. When performed incorrectly, it can have devastating results. This course details some of these unfortunate results and how to avoid them. In this course, we are covering important issues that, collectively, deputies and police officers are having to face when confronted with situations involving bizarre, irrational, and sometimes life-threatening behavior from suspects. In particular, we will explore several aspects of these potentially dangerous response calls, including excited delirium and positional asphyxia, and the restraint techniques that might be applied in these situations.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training


This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 1.00 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training


Relias Learning is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course Positional Asphyxia, Excited Delirium, and Restraints 1.0, 10397-0138 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive 1.00 hours of continuing education.

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Indiana Law Enforcement Academy


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-PAEDR
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Define restraints and name several examples.
Define excited delirium and describe its related issues.
Evaluate cases of excited delirium and apply lessons learned.
Identify symptoms that may affect the tactical deployment of an electronic control device(ECD) on a suspect.
Decide when and how to restrain an individual.
Recognize symptoms of Excited Delirium.
Recognize symptoms of Positional Asphyxia.

Positional Asphyxia, Excited Delirium, and Restraints Section 1: Introduction A. OSS - Law Enforcement Advisors® B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives Section 2: A Changing Population A. A Changing Population B. An Interesting Fact C. A Changing Population Section 3: Restraints A. Types of Restraints B. Restraints C. Appropriate Uses of Restraints D. Restraints E. Types of Handcuffs F. Restraints G. An Interesting Fact H. Restraints Section 4: Positional Asphyxia A. Positional Asphyxia B. An Interesting Fact C. Positional Asphyxia Section 5: What is Excited Delirium? A. What is Excited Delirium? B. Excited Delirium C. An Interesting Fact D. What is Excited Delirium? Section 6: The Excited Delirium Controversy A. The Excited Delirium Controversy Section 7: Excited Delirium Policy Requirements A. Excited Delirium Policy Requirements Section 8: Avoiding Excited Delirium A. Avoiding Excited Delirium B. An Interesting Fact C. Avoiding Excited Delirium D. An Interesting Fact E. Avoiding Excited Delirium Section 9: Documenting Excited Delirium Incidents A. Documenting Excited Delirium Incidents Section 10: Conclusion A. Conclusion B. References C. Congratulations

Instructor: David Lee Salmon II, BS
David Lee Salmon has a BS in Criminal Justice from San Houston State University, Texas. David's background includes being a Law Enforcement and Jail Risk Manager, as well as having served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. He currently is the OSS Academy Training Coordinator, based in Texas, providing Law Enforcement and Corrections staff with online training. David also serves as the Vice-President of the OSS Law Enforcement Advisors, which provides risk management services, expert witness services, training programs, and law enforcement management tools. Disclosure: David Lee Salmon II, BS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Law Enforcement.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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