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Clinical Grand Rounds December 15, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm WPIC Auditorium

Clinical Grand Rounds


Advances in Managing the Disruptive Patient
in an Inpatient Environment 

 James Tew, Jr., MD
 Associate Professor of Psychiatry
 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

 

 

 

Dr. Tew will provide a brief history of the use of behavioral health intensive care units (BHICUs) serving individuals with high clinical acuity. A brief literature review will provide attendees with more insight into the characteristics of BHICUs, their patient population, and the ethical considerations in high-acuity care settings. Dr. Tew will also discuss specific assessment tools that clinicians use for monitoring patient acuity and the management strategies employed in intensive care settings.

Learning Objectives:  At the conclusion of this grand rounds, attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand the rationale for the use of behavioral health ICU’s (BHICU) to treat individuals with high clinical acuity.
  2. Summarize the characteristics of BHICUs and the patient population they serve as well as the ethical considerations in high-acuity care.
  3. Describe the specific assessment tools used to monitor patient acuity and the strategies employed by clinicians in intensive settings to manage care for these patients.

Continuing Education Credit:  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours.  In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference.  WPIC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. WPIC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits. 

For more information regarding this lecture, please contact Frances Patrick at patrickfm@upmc.edu.