In this lecture, Dr. Downs looks in-depth at pediatric emergency psychiatric care.
1. Identify psychiatric emergencies you may see in your general practice.
2. Understand how to perform an initial evaluation for suicidal ideation.
3. Gain knowledge regarding appropriate management of agitation/aggression.
The Indiana Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians and designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.
It is the policy of the IOA that any physician dissatisfied with the CME program will be issued a refund upon request, and no CME credits will be reported to the AOA. Complaints on Evaluation Forms also are taken into consideration when planning future CME programs and may lead to changes in the format or content.
Presently, Dr. Downs is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) in Indianapolis, IN. She has been on the faculty at IUSM for the last three years with clinical work including pediatric and psychiatric care, such as the creation of an acute psychiatry clinic for children needing immediate access to care. She is the director of the emergency psychiatry service at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Dr. Downs is originally from Kentucky and attended medical school at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, followed by a five-year combined residency in pediatrics, general psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry at Brown University in Providence, RI.
Dr. Downs discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.
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