Acute Psychiatric Emergencies is designed for all medical and healthcare professionals working with patients in mental health crisis. This manual is a key component of the Acute Psychiatric Emergencies (APEx) course, which uses a structured approach developed by leading psychiatry and emergency medicine specialists with years of practical experience.
This valuable resource provides a practical approach for dealing with mental health emergencies, helping healthcare professionals from different specialties speak a common language and develop a shared understanding that expedites excellent care. The manual outlines the assessment and management of patients who have self-harmed, those that are apparently drunk, the patient behaving strangely, the patient with acute confusion, and those that are aggressive.
- Presents a structured, practical approach for the emergency care of patients presenting in acute psychiatric crisis
- Covers common presentations of psychiatric emergencies
- Emphasises close co-operation of emergency and mental health teams
- Offers content designed jointly by practicing psychiatrists and emergency physicians from the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)
Acute Psychiatric Emergencies will be useful for practitioners of emergency medicine, psychiatry, emergency and mental health nursing as well as other mental health and crisis care professionals.
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