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 Number of Credit 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)