Webinar: Safe Management of Behavioral Health Patients in the ED

The Emergency Department is the primary care provider for patients suffering behavioral or substance abuse diagnoses in most communities. The ED is a treatment setting that is often not designed for staff to safely manage this population.

This presentation focuses on the inherent risks related to the care of behavioral patients in the ED and strategies that can work to prevent harm to both patients and staff. It will also provide helpful tools attendees can utilize in their organizations to assist in risk mitigation.

  • Identify the degree to which behavioral health patients present in the ED.
  • Describe the major risks associated with behavioral health patients in the ED.
  • Discuss strategies to mitigate the risk of harm to staff and patients in the ED.