EMR Initial | EMS Care Ch EMR- E17 | Psychiatric & Behavioral Emergencies

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EMS Care  EMR Chapter E17 | Psychiatric & Behavioral Emergencies  starts with the introduction on Psychiatric & Behavioral disorders. A the lesson progresses it delves deeper into how an EMR should handle the various aspects of emergencies arising from the situation, like assessment, ways to approach the patient, the various other emergency agencies that need to be involved and different age groups. The lessons covered are

  • Definition
  • Assessment and Management.
  • Psychiatric Disorders. And,
  • Special considerations.

To get credit for this course, you must watch all the lessons in their entirety, the course review, and pass the quiz at the end with a score of 75% or better.

An Excerpt from the course on Psychiatric & Behavioral Emergencies

A mental status examination or MSE, is an evaluation tool that can help during the patient assessment. Many variations of MSEs are available and all of them include an assessment of appearance and behavior, speech and language, cognitive abilities, and emotional stability.

While assessing Appearance and behavior, points to look out for are:

How does the patient look? Is the person neatly dressed and well groomed?

Is the patient pleasant and cooperative, or agitated?

Is the patient’s behavior appropriate for the situation?

What is the patient’s body language?

Do body movements or posture suggest tension, anxiety, hostility, or aggression?

Does the patient maintain eye contact during the patient interview?

Regarding Speech and language, the following need to be checked:

Is the patient’s speech intelligible and normal in tone, volume, and rate?

Does the tone of the patient’s voice change?

Is speech spontaneous, with ease of expression?

Do the patient’s words and sentences proceed in an orderly fashion?


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Course Content

EMR Initial | EMS Care Ch EMR- E17 | Psychiatric & Behavioral Emergencies

  • Lesson 0 – Chapter Introduction
  • Lesson 1 – Introduction
  • Lesson 2 – Assessment-Based Approach
  • Lesson 3 – Specific Psychiatric Disorders
  • Lesson 4 – Special Considerations for Psychiatric Emergency Patients
  • Lesson 5 – Chapter Review
  • EMR Initial | EMS Care Ch EMR- E17 | Psychiatric & Behavioral Emergencies | QUIZ

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