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Boarding of Mentally Ill Patients in Emergency Departments

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  • On Demand


Release Date: 12/19/2019

Expiration Date: 12/19/2022

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 1
  • Participation: 1

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Overview

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.

Pricing

FREE - $0

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Grant No. 1H79SM080818-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. (Effective January 31, 2020)

Educational Objectives

  • 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

Target Audience

Psychiatrists

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: December 19, 2019
End Date: December 19, 2022

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned. 

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

The American Psychiatric Association is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities. If you have trouble accessing any of APA’s online resources, please contact us at 202-559-3900 for assistance.

Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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