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Psychopharmacology in the Emergency Department $19.95
Payer: Behavioral Health for Emergency Departments

Psychopharmacology in the Emergency Department

As a healthcare provider in an emergency department, you may serve patients who present with symptoms indicative of a behavioral health disorder, such as depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorder. In some situations, it is necessary for the emergency department provider to administer psychiatric medications to the patient, while in others it is prudent to defer their use until the patient is either admitted to an inpatient mental health facility or seen as an outpatient. In many instances, the reason for presentation in the emergency department is an adverse reaction to a psychiatric medication, and it is important for the emergency department provider to understand how to recognize these adverse reactions and to treat them. In this course, you will learn about the major categories of medications used in the treatment of mental health disorders, including antipsychotics, antianxiety medications, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. You will also learn about the different medications’ indications for use and some of their most common adverse side effects. You will find out about some of the special precautions that apply to special populations taking psychiatric medications, such as older adults and pregnant and nursing patients. You will also learn the major adverse reactions produced by psychiatric medications that are often seen in an emergency department setting. This course is intended for all emergency department personnel and providers.
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Psychopharmacology in the Emergency Department
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