An evidence-based clinical guideline for initial management of behavioral emergencies.

  • Ann White
  • Published 2010 in
    Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official…


The 2008 National Health Statistics Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that the rate of psychiatric-related visits has increased 19% since 2003. Overall, 6% of ED visits nationwide are psychiatric emergencies. The term behavioral emergency is suggested as a more accurate and objective term because psychiatric symptoms are… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jen.2008.12.012


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