This presentation is designed to help physicians and psychiatrists learn more about the boarding of mentally ill patients in EDs and possible solutions that pertain to both fields and associated professional societies, and provide a review of the APA Resource Document on this topic. The perspectives of both patients and emergency physicians will be considered in this presentation.
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- Recognize the effect of boarding on persons with mental illness from the patient perspective
- Distinguish the extent of the problem of mentally ill patients in the EDs
- Apply ways to become involved in possible solutions on the local, state, and national level to help minimize boarding
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: December 19, 2019
End Date: December 19, 2022
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Faculty and Planner Disclosures
Presenters and Planners
- Kimberly Nordstrom, M.D., Associate Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Michael Wilson, M.D., PhD, FAAEM, FACEP, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Jennifer Snow, Acting National Director Advocacy and Public Policy, NAMI. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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