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Simulation

Mental Health Crisis in the emergency department

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This half-day inter-professional mental health simulation course for mental health and general hospital staff is aimed at the range of professionals who are involved in the care of patients in the Emergency Department. It will allow participants to take part in an evolving simulated case focusing on the assessment and management of a patient experiencing a mental health crisis.This interprofessional course is aimed at the range of professionals who are involved in the care of patients in the emergency department (ED). It will allow participants to take part in an evolving simulated case focusing on the assessment and management of a patient experiencing a mental health crisis.​

The course aims to build upon participants’ skills and confidence in the early recognition and management of mental health problems within the ED setting and to foster collaborative working. It will use simulation debrief models to allow participants to learn positively and constructively from their experience.

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Learning Objectives

What you will learn from taking this course:

  • Understand the role of non-technical skills, e.g. situational awareness, leadership and team working, when managing patients presenting with a mental health crisis.
  • Demonstrate increased assurance in leading or working within a team in the management of challenging situations in the ED.
  • Have improved confidence in the management of patients who refuse treatment in the ED and knowledge in relation to the use of the Mental Capacity Act.
  • Improve their collaborative working with colleagues from different specialties and professions when managing patients with physical and mental health co-morbidity.

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Target Audience
Nurse
TBC
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Lunch Option
All staff working with people living with dementia and their carers
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Lambeth Hospital
Maudsley Simulation
Reay House
Landor Road
SW9 9NT
Half Day
SW9 9NT

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