4032-17: Psychiatric Crisis Stabilization Services: Treat at the Source, not the Destination

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4032-17: Psychiatric Crisis Stabilization Services:  Treat at the Source, not the Destination

Crisis stabilization services are the best, targeted solution to offering the right providers to the right patients in the right place at the right time for psychiatric patients. Through facilitation with health systems, we have seen inpatient hospitalization avoided, improved boarding times, and decreased restraint use.


Presenters: Scott Zeller, MD; Emily Rosendahl, RN, BSN, MPH; Kimberly Lopez, RN, MSN

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:
  44 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the rationale and classify benefits to implementing psychiatric emergency services to improve the experience of mental health care.
  2. Dissect the steps to implementation and recall crucial stakeholders to engage for successful implementation.
  3. Plan the possibility of discussing this solution with fellow leaders to bring crisis stabilization services to their communities.

Keywords: Emergency Department, Boarding, Emergency Psychiatric Care, Crisis, Stabilization, Implementation, Mental Health, Integrated Care


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 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, October 21, 2017
12:15pm - 1:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019


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