Crash Course in Managing Psychiatric Emergencies

Dr Emma Brooks

The key aim of Dr Brooks’ teaching project is to improve the knowledge, skills and confidence for new trainee cohorts, in dealing with psychiatric emergencies.

She will be using trainee questionnaire data and training curriculums to develop a, “simulated on-call” teaching session, with patient actors. Examples scenarios include; dealing with acute aggression, self harm behaviour, assessing capacity and prescribing antipsychotics. Trainees would have the opportunity to seek clarification, prescribe, document as if they were on call, but in a safe teaching environment. She aims to continually develop her initial framework based on her evaluation methods.

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