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90596 - Safe Assessment and Management of the Aggressive Patient SAMAP

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The workshop will cover the assessment and management of the aggressive patient including psychiatric assessment and care, differential diagnosis of mental health, drug-induced and medical issues, sedation and post-sedation care, appropriate disposition of patients who display aggressive behavior and those with mental health disorders, including the implications and summary of the new Mental Health Act. 

This workshop is facilitated by a team of emergency medicine specialists and psychiatrists supporting Western Australian medical practitioners to expand their mental health emergency skills and knowledge.

Relevance to General Practice

Behavioural disturbances and aggression in the emergency department is an increasing problem confronting emergency clinicians every day with 50 percent of attacks on health care workers occur in the emergency department. General practitioners and emergency workers should be confident and have the knowledge to manage and undertake safe assessment of an aggressive patient. By participating in continuing professional development (CPD) in the field of safe assessment and management of an aggressive patient, general practitioners and emergency workers can refresh their skills and knowledge to deal with such a situation. It is also recommended that this professional development include hands on activities and simulation training. Rural Health West identified a gap in this training for general practitioners and emergency workers and in conjunction with WA Country Health Services has developed a one day Safe Assessment and Management of the Aggressive Patient workshop.

Learning outcomes
  • Establish and implement processes to ensure patient and staff safety
  • Descibe the differential diagnosis of mental health, drug-induced and medical issues
  • Demonstrate appropriate patient sedation and post-sedation care
  • Explain the steps of psychiatric assessment and care
  • Discuss the implications of the new Mental Health Act in every day practice
  • Type
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    Title
    90596 - Safe Assessment and Management of the Aggressive Patient SAMAP
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    8 hours
    Start Date
    30-Jul-2019
    CPD
    8 hours
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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