Pediatric Mental Health Emergencies in the Emergency Medical Services System

@article{Dolan2006PediatricMH,
  title={Pediatric Mental Health Emergencies in the Emergency Medical Services System},
  author={Margaret A. Dolan and Sharon E. Mace},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={118},
  pages={1764 - 1767}
}
Emergency departments are vital in the management of pediatric patients with mental health emergencies. Pediatric mental health emergencies are an increasing part of emergency medical practice because emergency departments have become the safety net for a fragmented mental health infrastructure that is experiencing critical shortages in services in all sectors. Emergency departments must safely, humanely, and in a culturally and developmentally appropriate manner manage pediatric patients with… Expand
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