Mental Health Emergencies Around the World

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October 27, 2022 at 12:00pm - 3pm



Mental Health Emergencies Around the World

This virtual symposium is brought to you by the International Federation for Emergency Medicine in collaboration with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

Mental health is not a diagnosis like other conditions associated with clear presentations, diagnostic tests and definitive treatment. It is a complex presentation of multiple factors that includes, but is not limited to, biological, social, cultural, and environmental factors.

This event will explore a variety of presentations and approaches to the care and management of mental health disorders.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the associated factors that may contribute to mental health presentations to an emergency department
  2. Learn about tools and interventions that may be employed in the management of mental health disorders
  3. Recognize the universality of factors and conditions, despite geographic differences

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This event is available for 12 months - until 27 October 2023. Before you can register for this on demand event, you will need a RCEM account. Create an account.

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13:00 - 13:05  
Welcome and introduction

13:05 - 13:20
Assessing capacity and risk of harm for psychiatric patients who present to the emergency department Dr Mark Buchanan, UK

13:20 - 13:35  
Suicidal screening for adolescents in Singapore
Dr Angelina Ang, Singapore

13:35 - 13:55  
Presentation and management of the acutely agitated child
Dr Elysse Bourke and Dr Simon Craig, Australia

13:55 - 14:10  
Women and mental health in Africa
Dr Nada Abdelrahman, Sudan

14:10 - 14:25  

14:25 - 14:45   Break
Optional fitness pilates session with Mr Mike Bines

14:45 - 15:00  
The mental health toll of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Caribbean
Dr Simone French, Jamaica

15:00 - 15:15
The intersection of homelessness, mental health and the utilisation of the ED
Dr Steve Brown, USA

15:15 - 15:30  
The use of digital psychosocial screening tools
Dr Quynh Doan, Canada

15:30 - 15:50