The psychopharmacology of agitation: Consensus statement of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry
Project Beta Psychopharmacology Workgroup.
Studies of pediatric emergency psychiatry
services indicate that multiple presentations account for 19 percent to 36 percent of ER visits and that approximately 50 percent of repeat visits occur within one month of the previous presentation.
Dubin WR, Stolberg R: Emergency Psychiatry
for the House Officer.
is also a great need among many of our partners, and we feel very fortunate to be able to offer both services through our partnership with Specialists on Call," states Paula Guy, GPT C.
Beginning with a section on basic skills and competencies in liaison psychiatry, topics discussed include classification and diagnosis, capacity and consent, psychological relations to physical illness, accident and emergency psychiatry
, sleep disorders, pediatric psychiatry, and psycho-pharmacology and the medically ill.
The American Association for Emergency Psychiatry
, American Association of Suicidology, Emergency Nurses Association, and other groups cooperated in developing the 11-by 17-inch poster and the guide, both of which were tested among various clinicians.
Others address the role of emergency departments in providing preventive services, oral anticoagulants, crisis intervention with adolescents in emergency psychiatry
, and heavy episodic drinking in patients.