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Pediatric Behavioral Health Concerns in the Emergency Department
This content provides foundational knowledge to provide safe, effective, and therapeutic care for the child experiencing a behavioral or mental health concern. Course expires 6/30/2026.
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Emergency nurses are caring for and boarding more pediatric patients with mental health concerns than ever before. Approximately one in five children up to the age of 17 years have a behavioral or mental health disorder, and in 2020 there was a 31% increase in mental health-related emergency department visits. As the boarding of children in the emergency department continues to increase, crises may occur because they often do not receive the necessary therapeutic treatment and their condition may worsen. This course provides participants with strategies to improve the care provided to children with mental health concerns in the emergency department that they can implement into their nursing practice. 

Author: Lisa Schneider, MS, RN, NEA-BC

Disclosure: The planners and presenters of this course have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. Learners will be awarded 1.0 CNE contact hour upon a complete review of the course and submitting an evaluation. Course expires 6/30/2026.

The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider Unit #P0232.

The Emergency Nurses Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2322.

Availability: On-Demand
Access expires on 06/30/2026
Cost: Member: $24.00
Non-Member: $30.00
Credit Offered:
1 Contact Hour Credit
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