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Mental Health Crises: Intervention and Support for Patients
Course Description
CEU course for nursing and other health professions. This 5-hour behavioral health continuing education course covers types of mental health crises, the crisis intervention process, and ethical and legal issues. Learn assessment and de-escalation techniques for patients experiencing a crisis or mental health emergency associated with depression, anxiety, substance use, and mental health disorders.
Learning Outcome and Objectives
1) Distinguish between a mental health “crisis” and “emergency.”

2) Describe the types, phases, and balancing factors of a mental health crisis.

3) Recognize signs, symptoms, and contributing factors of a mental health crisis.

4) Summarize the goals and methods involved in the mental health crisis intervention process.

5) Explain the considerations involved in mental health triage.

6) List effective communication techniques for use in crisis intervention.

7) Discuss steps involved in mental health emergency management.

8) Outline the assessment process of the patient experiencing a mental health emergency.

9) Describe the appropriate care for patients experiencing substance use or a mental illness.

10) Identify ethical and legal concerns related to the care of patients experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency.
Nursing

 
Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300.

Course Availability: Expires September 4, 2023. You must score 70% or better on the test and complete the course evaluation to earn a certificate of completion for this CE activity. Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., provides educational activities that are free from bias. The information provided in this course is to be used for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional healthcare.

Authors
Judith Swan, MSN, BSN, ADN

Judith Swan has been in the healthcare field for over fifty years, beginning as a medic in the U.S. Air Force. As an RN, she has worked in mental health, emergency, orthopedics, hospice, and medical/surgical. She holds an MSN as a family nurse practitioner. Judith's experience in nursing education includes teaching psychiatric, long-term, and dementia nursing care and as director of a nursing assistant college program. She has written ancillary educational materials for nursing textbooks, state curriculum for nursing assistant programs, online health articles, and continuing education courses, including courses for Wild Iris Medical Education since 2012.

Persis Mary Hamilton, EdD, MSN, BSN, PHN, PMHN

Persis Hamilton has a rich background in nursing, nursing education, and writing. She has written 14 nursing textbooks for 2 major publishers. She works with Wild Iris Medical Education to ensure compliance with ANCC accreditation guidelines. Persis taught for more than 40 years in vocational, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs, served as item writer for the League for Nursing, and was the principle speaker at numerous CE workshops. She has also conducted research in Micronesia and Guam. Persis has also written a historical novel about the care of psychiatric patients in the 1930s, entitled Deportation Train. 
Accreditation & Approval Information
Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300, for 5 Contact Hours. CE Broker Approval Number 50-2174. Florida nursing licensees must retain this certificate for at least 4 years. Do not forward to Florida Board of Nursing.
Copyright
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Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 09/04/2023
Cost : $35.00
Credit Offered:
5 ANCC Credits
 
 
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