Mental Health in Emergency Care - E-Book, 1st Edition
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Mental Health in Emergency Care takes a practical, scenario-based approach to help students and recent graduates hone their knowledge and skills to address the mental health needs of people presenting to emergency care settings.
Featuring typical presentations across community, pre-hospital and hospital contexts, the scenarios demonstrate how clinicians can identify underlying mental health issues that can often go undetected and contribute to poor health outcomes.
Mental Health in Emergency Care 1e provides a framework for thinking about mental health in emergency settings, and how to develop mental health knowledge and skills that can be applied in order to provide more holistic care to all patients.
- Emphasis on mental health core principles for practice - recovery, person-centered, trauma informed care, collaborative practice, cultural safety
- Focus on essential mental health nursing skills and the importance of mental health triage and assessment as part of a comprehensive approach
- 18 scenarios written for clinicians, by clinicians, based on typical presentations across community, pre-hospital and hospital contexts
- Red flags for possible mental health issues provide practical support
- Includes lived experience perspectives for in-depth understanding
- Provides relevant information on what to say and what to do in an emergency setting
- A focus on self-care within emergency care settings
1. INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL HEALTH IN EMERGENCY CARE
2. MENTAL HEALTH TRIAGE IN EMERGENCY SETTINGS
3. PRACTICE SETTING SCENARIOS
3.1 Supporting the Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Presenting with Mental Health Concerns
3.2 Assessing and Responding to People with Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns
3.3 Assessing and Responding to Children and Young People Experiencing Mental Health Concerns
3.4 Working with Families of People Experiencing Mental Illness or Distress
3.5 Assessing and Responding to an Older Person Presenting with Confusion, Agitation and Delirium
3.6 Assessing and Responding to Someone Who Presents Following Intentional Self-harm
3.7 Assessing and Responding to Someone Who Presents with Suicidal Behaviour
3.8 Assessing and Responding to Someone Presenting with Panic
3.9 Assessing and Responding to Someone Presenting with an Eating Disorder
3.10 Assessment and Management Considerations Working with Women Experiencing a Mental Health Perinatal Emergency in Remote Australia
3.11 Assessment and Management Considerations Working with Someone Experiencing Psychosis in a PACER Team Community Setting
3.12 Assessment and Management Considerations Working with People Presenting with Mood Disorder in the Pre-Hospital (Paramedic) Practice Setting
3.13 Assessment and Management Considerations for Supporting Asylum Seekers and Refugees
3.14 Supporting Resilience and Providing Psychological First Aid when Working in Disaster Settings as a First Responder
4. SELF-CARE FOR WORKING IN EMERGENCY CARE SETTINGS
Peta Marks, RN, CMHN, BN, MPH, MCFT, FACMHNRN, National Project Manager, InsideOut Institute, The University of Sydney; Director, Australian Health Consulting, Australia.