Emergency Nurse Resources
The therapeutic management of psychiatric patients in the emergency department is an important and complicated issue.
ENA Position Statements
Medical Evaluation of Psychiatric Patients
Substance Abuse (Alcohol/Drug) and the Emergency Care Setting
ENA Connection Articles
Agitation - The Chest Pain of Behavioral Emergencies
Development of Emergency Care Psychiatric Clinical Framework
Psychiatric Care, Our Nation in Crisis
Psychiatric Patients in the Emergency Department: The Dilemma of Extended Lengths of Stay
The SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Suicide Prevention Tips for Emergency Medical Services and the Workplace
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has just enhanced its Customized Information Sheets series by developing new resources that provide basic information on how to identify and respond to individuals who may be suicidal or at high risk for suicide.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center Guide: Caring for Adult Patients with Suicide Risk: A Consensus Guide for Emergency Departments
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has released a guide to assist health care professionals in emergency departments with decisions about the care and discharge of patients with suicide risk. Psychiatric-mental health nurse and APNA member Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, contributed to this resource.
Suicide Prevention Center Webinar: Advancing Suicide Prevention Practice in the Emergency Department Setting
Suicide attempts constitute an increasing proportion of emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations. The care received during and subsequent to an ED visit by persons at risk for suicide can have either good or bad long-term consequences. On March 31st, 2011, this webinar presented a cross-section of promising and evidence-based strategies for preventing suicide among patients visiting the ED. Four speakers representing private health system, academic hospital, and VA health care settings provided information about their programs and lessons learned.
Emergency Care Psychiatric Clinical Framework
Signed off on by APNA, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, American Nurses Association, Emergency Nurses Association, and ISPN; these principles provide the framework for competent and accountable emergency psychiatric clinical care.
Policy Forum Webcast: Improving Patient Flow & Reducing Emergency Department (ED) Crowding
Webcast of ED Policy Forum highlighting the success of an initiative to develop performance measurement and improve operations, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Follow-up report on preventing suicide: Focus on medical/surgical units and the emergency department
Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 46
In 1998, The Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert on preventing inpatient suicides; this Alert updates the prevention strategies presented in that Alert with a focus on general hospitals and prevention of suicide in medical/surgical units and the emergency department. Click here to download a pdf of the full report.
APNA Webinars for Psychiatric Nurses in the Emergency Department Setting
Access resources for nurses in emergency departments at the APNA eLearning Center. APNA members can use their bonus points to access this continuing nursing education content at little to no cost.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
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