Without evidence of benefit, an intervention should not be presumed to be beneficial or safe.

- Rogue Medic

Excited Delirium – Episode One of Rogue Medic Rants podcast


Matt Fults and Brad Buck are hosting a podcast for me at Standing Orders – The Podcast.

They share a delusions that there is not enough Rogue Medic on the internet. 😕

Their solution is to give me my own podcast on their site. 😎

They mention that they are excited; I point out that they are delusional; so the first podcast is perhaps the best way to combine these into one diagnosis – Excited Delirium. 😯

Episode One: Excited Delirium


Image credit.

Does anything suggest excited delirium as succinctly as that image?

No. That is not a picture of me.

I am putting all of the links on the Rogue Medic Rants page for each post. You can listen to the podcast and look up the links all from one page.

This podcast has almost ten minutes of introduction because it is the first one. Later podcasts will have much less of an introduction, or maybe no introduction.

After the introduction, the discussion of excited delirium is less than 15 minutes long.

I apologize for not being well prepared for the podcast. I had all of my notes set for a different podcast, but we decided that one will be done at a different time for a variety of reasons. I hope that I provided enough information in the notes to correct any inaccuracies in the podcast. I think the only one was the dose of ketamine – the starting dose should be 5 mg/kg, not 2 mg/kg. 2 mg/kg is great for procedural sedation, but not for taking down a violent patient.

I will try to keep the podcasts short.

I may have some longer podcasts with a guest, or with several guests. I have already invited Peter Canning of Street Watch: Notes of a Paramedic. He is currently doing an excellent series on What BLS Should Be Doing Now.

Matt, Brad, and I will be at Gathering of Eagles, so feel free to talk to anyone with a shirt with the Standing Orders logo on it. I don’t have one, so just look for someone who looks weird. 😳

There will probably be some Standing Orders and/or Rogue Medic Rants podcasts from Gathering of Eagles. Not live, but probably without much of a delay.

One of the topics I really want to talk with the attendees about is the recent spinal immobilization research and research reviews, but that is a topic for some other posts.

Let me know what you think about the podcast. Ways to improve it – I am no Morgan Freeman, but I will try to make it easy to listen to.

Suggestions for topics and guests, further information on a podcast, and criticism – all are welcome.

Likewise, let Matt and Brad know what you think.

Rogue Medic Rants



  1. I’m a little disappointed that you didn’t title your podcast Excited Delirium. It’s not too late to change it from Rouge Medic Rants.