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Prehospital Behavioral Emergencies and Crisis Response

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    2009
    ISBN: 9780763751203
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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Dwight A. Polk Jeffrey T. Mitchell, PhD

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Prehospital Behavioral Emergencies and Crisis Response offers prehospital providers and mental health professionals a comprehensive resource on effectively handling behavioral emergencies ranging from large-scale disasters, to substance-related emergencies, to psychotic disorders. This timely text also provides prehospital providers with suggestions for coping with job-related stress.

The text incorporates well-known information-gathering tools such as SAMPLE and OPQRST, as well as two essential new tools for evaluating patients in a behavioral emergency: the SEA-3, a brief and simple assessment tool designed specifically for gathering information about a patient’s mental status, and the SAFER-R model, a simple, yet thorough tool designed to help the emergency responder devise a quick and easy treatment plan for helping those in crisis.

“In the Field” boxes are scattered throughout the chapters and highlight vital information, tips, and best practices that first responders can apply during an emergency call. End-of-chapter material provides vocabulary, chapter summaries, and quizzes that allow the reader to check his or her knowledge and comprehension of the chapter.

Features & Benefits
  • Important tips for applying concepts to real-life situations first responders encounter in the field, including step-by-step recommendations for conducting assessments.
  • Quiz questions to evaluate students’ understanding of the material.
  • Crucial vocabulary that first responders should know when responding to behavioral emergencies.
  • Easy-to-follow methods for quickly evaluating behavioral emergencies using familiar information-gathering tools.
Table of Contents
Chapter  1  Vital Views: The Importance of Crisis and Behavioral Emergencies Training
Chapter  2  Crisis Intervention Principles of Prehospital Personnel
Chapter  3  Assessment in the Prehospital Environment
Chapter  4  Responding to the Emotional Crisis
Chapter  5  Assisting Large Groups
Chapter  6  Emergency Response to Violent Events
Chapter  7  Suicide: An Extraordinary Case of Violence
Chapter  8  Supporting Victims of Death-Related Crises
Chapter  9  Crisis Intervention in Disasters and Other large-Scale Incidents
Chapter  10  Developmental Disorders Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
Chapter  11  Delirium, Menemtia, and Amnestic Disorders
Chapter  12  Substance-Related Disorders
Chapter  13  Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Chapter  14  Mood Episodes and Disorders
Chapter  15  Anxiety Disorders
Chapter  16  Dissociative Disorders
Chapter  17  Eating Disorders
Chapter  18  Sleep Disorders
Chapter  19  Personality Disorders
Chapter  20  Sustaining Staff


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