Psychiatric and Behavioral ALS

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

This course provides the fundamental knowledge necessary to identify, assess, and manage psychiatric and behavioral emergencies. The following topics will be covered:

  • Identification, assessment, and management of psychiatric and behavioral emergencies. 
  • Basic definitions, epidemiology and pathophysiology principles. 
  • Common causes of behavioral alteration. 
  • Legal requirements and reporting. 
  • Scene safety and scene size-up 
  • Assessment for suicide risk. 
  • Special considerations. 
  • Chemical restraints. 
  • Agitated Delirium. 
  • Acute psychosis.

Total CEU

3.0 hours

Supplies or Other Requirements

Internet access* and valid/active e-mail account.

*You may use any internet browser you prefer; however, Mozilla Firefox is the preferred browser, and Chrome may have compatibility issues. If you find that you are having technical difficulties with the course, first try updating and/or switching browsers (Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge).

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