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)