PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES FOR THE ADULT PATIENT

Happy New Year all! 

A massive thank you to EVERY member of staff who has been working over the Christmas and New Year period. You are all amazing and have shown such dedicated commitment to the department and our patients over this extremely challenging period.

To kick off learning for 2018, please take a few minutes when you can to check this learning modules on the RCEM Learning website. It is intended to provide some guidance on commonly presenting psychiatric problems in the acute environment, focusing on the key elements of history in the context of making an initial assessment and provides some information on immediate management. 

https://www.rcemlearning.co.uk/modules/psychiatric-emergencies-for-the-adult-patient/

As I'm sure you are aware there have been some recent changes to the Section 136 of the Mental Health Act which will impact Emergency Departments. The link below takes you to useful college guidance relating to this.

 

That's all for now! Thanks

Sarah