Mental health emergencies, like any emergency, requires instant recognition, swift reaction and appropriate management to avert potentially fatal outcomes. This is especially true in a primary care setting where the healthcare worker is often the first contact to encounter psychiatric emergencies. It is thus essential that all healthcare providers have the knowledge and skills to manage a potentially violent and aggressive patient, to deflect the aggression, to appraise patients with suicidal intentions and to manage all psychiatric emergencies related to catatonia. It is crucial that healthcare workers recognise drug adverse effects of psychiatric medication and be able to implement corrective action. This short course will improve the awareness, contribute to improved skills and competencies of those who care for and treat mentally ill patients and hence contribute to better outcomes and quality of care of these most vulnerable persons in our society.
All healthcare providers that are providing services to patients inclusive of those suffering from mental illnesses.
There are 4 modules in included in this course:
On achieving this course, a learner will be able to:
Participants will be awarded a certificate of completion upon working through all contents and successfully completing the assessment process. A CPD certificate will be awarded if a cumulative pass mark of 70% is obtained.
Participants are required to complete a multiple-choice questionnaire at the end of each module for which a cumulative pass rate of 70% is required.
Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 8 Clinical CEU’s on Level 2.
Tel: 087 821 1109
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Address: P.O. Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Level 1: Foundations of Primary Behavioural Healthcare