Mental Health Crisis Intervention and Support for Patients


Course Hours: 5

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Objectives: Distinguish between a mental health "crisis" and "emergency." Describe the types, phases, and balancing factors of a mental health crisis. Recognize signs, symptoms, and contributing factors of a mental health crisis. Summarize the goals and methods involved in the mental health crisis intervention process. Explain the considerations involved in mental health triage. List effective communication techniques for use in crisis intervention. Discuss steps involved in mental health emergency management. Outline the assessment process of the patient experiencing a mental health emergency. Describe the appropriate care for patients experiencing substance use or a mental illness. Identify ethical and legal concerns related to the care of patients experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency.

Description: Response and care for persons experiencing a mental health crisis, ranging from short-term intervention to emergency management of a life-threatening situation.

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