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Title: Patient transfers for psychiatric emergencies: Outcomes of the Nurse-led Consultant Psychiatry Liaison (NPCPL) service
Epworth Authors: Segal, Julia
Hooper, Suzie
Farrand, Sarah
Walterfang, Mark
Hutchinson, Ana
Khaw, Daniel
Keywords: Mental Health Assessments
Hospital Admission
Psychiatric Emergencies
Nurse Practitioner
Nurse-Led Consultant Psychiatry Liaison
Consultant Liaison Stream, Epworth HealthCare
Rehabilitation and Mental Health, Epworth HealthCare
Issue Date: Oct-2023
Conference Name: Epworth HealthCare Research Month 2023
Conference Location: Epworth Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
Abstract: Acute care nurses regularly observe changes and deterioration in patients’ mental health during hospital admissions for other medical conditions. Since March 2023, acute patients experiencing psychiatric emergencies can be transferred to the Epworth Clinic for appropriate inpatient mental health treatment. A Nurse Practitioner now reviews the suitability for transfer from hospital and completes the intake at the Epworth Clinic. Due to the limited research in this area, it is necessary to evaluate the uptake of nurse-led consultant mental health services. The NPCPL service is providing important mental health support to Epworth patients who exhibit mental distress or psychiatric symptoms during their hospitalisation. In addition to undertaking mental health assessments and assisting with the management of challenging patient behaviours, the NPCPL service now assists Epworth patients by facilitating transfers to inpatient mental health care at the Epworth Clinic.
Type: Conference Poster
Affiliated Organisations: Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, Deakin-Epworth HealthCare Partnership
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: N/A
Appears in Collections:Research Month

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