Complete Mental Status Exam

2. Mental Status

This practical seminar will help attendees improve their ability to perform the MSE by teaching them critical information generally not covered in graduate school as well as the American Psychiatric Association (APA) guidelines on the necessary elements for a full examination. Instruction on proper evaluation and keys to differential diagnosis will be a central theme of the course. Included will be information on the assessment of various psychotic symptoms and how to understand their etiology, the use of drug and alcohol screens, clients' medication lists, and more. Attendees will also discover ways of quickly assessing clients at risk for suicide, homicide, and medical compromise. Additional discussion will focus on the role of various information sources for accurate assessment of patients in each age group, including lab values, family members, and medical records. Ultimately, this essential course will teach participants to perform and document the MSE correctly and efficiently to improve both clinical care and liability protection. Keywords: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Emergency Medicine MDs, PAs, NPs and Nurses, Intake Coordinators, Nurses, Mobile Crisis Teams, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Case Managers, Emergency Medical Technicians, School Counselors, Corrections Officers, Law Enforcement, Pastoral Counselors/Clergy. 6 CEUs. Fee per person EARLY BIRD 10 days before seminar: $189.99, $179.99 each for two to four people, $169.99 each for five or more. Fee per person REGULAR less than 10 days before the seminar: $209.99, $199.99 each for two to four, $189.99 each for five or more.

Provider:

Cross Country Education, LLC

Topic(s):

Health Care

Who Should Attend?

Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Emergency Medicine MDs, PAs, NPs and Nurses, Intake Coordinators, Nurses, Mobile Crisis Teams, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Case Managers

Improve clinical care and liability protection by performing and documenting the MSE correctly. Learn keys to differentially diagnosing, quickly assessing suicide/homicide/medical risk, evaluating psychotic symptoms, and more!

Perform and Document the MSE Correctly to Improve Treatment and Liability Protection

Completing the mental status exam is the most important task assumed by any behavioral health clinician. Accurate evaluation can be difficult because psychiatric symptoms often mask life-threatening substance withdrawal and/or serious medical conditions including brain tumors, delirium, head injury, diabetes, thyroid disease, etc. However, many graduate programs do not teach clinicians enough about recognizing and differentiating such symptoms. An accurate and efficient MSE is essential to discerning the patient's true condition, developing an effective treatment plan, and, in extreme cases, saving his or her life.

This practical seminar will help attendees improve their ability to perform the MSE by teaching them critical information generally not covered in graduate school as well as the American Psychiatric Association (APA) guidelines on the necessary elements for a full examination. Instruction on proper evaluation and keys to differential diagnosis will be a central theme of the course. Included will be information on the assessment of various psychotic symptoms and how to understand their etiology, the use of drug and alcohol screens, clients' medication lists, and more. Attendees will also discover ways of quickly assessing clients at risk for suicide, homicide, and medical compromise. Additional discussion will focus on the role of various information sources for accurate assessment of patients in each age group, including lab values, family members, and medical records. Ultimately, this essential course will teach participants to perform and document the MSE correctly and efficiently to improve both clinical care and liability protection.

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