3021-16: Mobile Psychiatric Team in an Urban Emergency Department

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Recorded On: 10/21/2016

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3021-16: Mobile Psychiatric Team in an Urban Emergency Department
Acutely agitated patients are commonly encountered in numerous practice settings.  This presentation will share these guidelines in practical demonstrations/discussions.

Presenter: Celeste Johnson, DNP, APRN, PMH CNS

Disclosures: The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. 

Session Length: 36 minutes

Target Audience: RN, APRN

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1.  Describe the challenges of caring for patients with mental health complaints in an acute ED.
2.  Describe a process to develop a multidisciplinary psychiatric triage team.
3.  Describe patient outcomes after implementation of a multidisciplinary psychiatric triage team.

Keywords: Aggressive Emergency Room, De-escalation, Mental Health Emergency Department, Multidisciplinary Triage Team, Emergency Department Overcrowding

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Friday, October 21
2:45pm - 3:30pm

Release Date: December 16, 2016
The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019



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