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Managing Adult Behavioral Health in the Emergency Department
This course provides a basic introduction to evidence-based nursing care of adults with behavioral health emergencies, including mental health crises such as anxiety and depression, substance use disorders, and suicidality. Course expires 12/16/2022.
Additional Information
This course is included in the Clinical Practice – Novice Pathway. Click here for more information about pathway education and savings.
This content prepares the emergency nurse to improve triage of psychiatric emergencies, conduct an appropriate mental health status exam, and identify and manage escalating symptoms during the patient’s ED visit. The course emphasizes best practice recommendations that focus on maintaining nurse and patient safety through better communication, patient engagement, de-escalation skills, violence prevention policies, and discharge and follow-up procedures.
Learner Outcome(s): Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to identify strategies to improve triage of psychiatric emergencies and identify escalating symptoms during the patient’s ED visit.
Disclosure: The planners and presenters of this course have no conflicts of interest. Learners will be awarded 3.0 CNE contact hours upon complete review of the course and submission of an evaluation. Course expires 12/16/2022.

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
Cost: Member: $50.00
Non-Member: $62.50
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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