Acute Psychiatric Emergencies is designed for all medical and healthcare professionals working within mental health. This manual is a key component of the Acute Psychiatric Medical Emergencies (APEx) training by the ALSG – the blended-learning course developed and structured by leading psychiatry and emergency medicine specialists with years of practical experience.
This valuable resource provides a practical approach for dealing with psychiatric emergencies and helps healthcare professionals develop a common language and shared understanding that expedites excellent care. Chapters cover unified assessment and immediate treatment, conversational psychosocial history taking, mental state assessment, the legal aspects of emergency liaison psychiatry and more. Filling a gap in emergency care knowledge, Acute Psychiatric Emergencies:
Presents a structured, practical approach for the emergency care of patients presenting with acute psychiatric crisis
Covers the most common presentations of psychiatric emergencies such as aggression, strange behaviour, overdose and poisoning
Emphasises the close cooperation of emergency and mental health teams
Offers content designed jointly by practicing psychiatrists and emergency doctors from the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)
Includes colour illustrations, charts and tables, learning outcomes, chapter introductions and summaries
Acute Psychiatric Emergencies is required reading for anyone involved in APEx training, as well as trainees in emergency medicine, psychiatry, nursing and other mental health and crisis care professionals.
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