Psychiatric and Behavioral ALS

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Course Description

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.

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