Emergency Psychiatry in an Extraordinary Age
Welcome to the Emergency Psychiatry Special Report.
Infographic: Never a Dull Moment in Emergency Psychiatry
Psychiatric emergencies occur when a patient is a danger to self, to others, or is so psychiatrically impaired the patient cannot meet their own basic needs. How do such emergencies manifest?
The Promise and Potential of Emergency Psychiatry
As a discipline, emergency psychiatry has widened its role, especially following the enormous mental health fallout from the pandemic and the shift of police and first-responder interventions.
Emergency Psychiatry: The Intertwining of Physical and Mental Health
Scott Zeller, MD, previews his article in the January issue of Psychiatric Times, where he talks about emergency psychiatry and the tremendous growth it has seen over the past decade.
10 Most Common Presentations in Emergency Psychiatry
The most common emergency presentations to emergency departments are identified.
Kept in the Shadows: Unpredictable Emergencies
Watch for tips and tricks to help patients through psychiatric emergencies.
Understanding Crisis Services: What They Are and When to Access Them
Inevitably, some of your patients will need of emergency psychiatric services. These tips will help prepare you and your patients when a crisis unfolds.
Hospital-Level Psychiatric Emergency Department Models
As hospital-based psychiatric emergency programs around the country demonstrate the ability to minimize ED boarding, provide cost-savings, and improve patient outcomes and clinician satisfaction, the challenge will be how to keep these models of psychiatric care self-supporting.
Hospital-Based Psychiatric Emergency Programs: The Missing Link for Mental Health Systems
This article, the first of a three-part series, describes how hospital-based psychiatric EDs differ from community-based crisis centers.
What Psychiatrists Need to Know: Patients in the Emergency Department
If an appropriate treatment is started promptly, the majority of psychiatric emergencies can be resolved within 24 hours without inpatient hospitalization.
Strategies to Help Manage the Agitated Patient
Agitation is a spectrum of symptoms . . . it can go all the way from being irritable up to pacing to lashing out to clenched fists to outright violence. Intervention via de-escalation techniques at an early stage is optimal. More in this podcast.
The Rise in Emergency Psychiatry
Emergency psychiatry is helping to redefine acute mental health treatment-facilitating timely access, in less restrictive, outpatient levels of care, for patients in crisis.
Psychiatric Boarding: Averting Long Waits in Emergency Rooms
Emergency departments are often forced to hold patients who are acutely dangerous to themselves or others for long periods until an inpatient bed can be obtained.
Best Practice Guidelines For Agitated Patients
Agitation can be displayed in patients as loud, disruptive, hostile, sarcastic, threatening, hyperactive, and/or combative. Here are tips on managing agitated patients.
New Guidelines Shake Up Treatment of Agitation
Agitated patients who display “excessive verbal and/or motor behavior”-can be loud, disruptive, hostile, sarcastic, threatening, hyperactive, and even combative. This article discusses new best practices and guidelines for agitation.
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