Welcome to Mental Health and Addictions Education in the Emergency Department (ED). This program has been designed to support the learning needs of health care staff working in the ED. This program is to help support your growth and learning in caring for individuals who present to ED with psychiatric disorders and substance use disorders, including psychological distress and/or crisis.
The overall goal of this project is to increase ED staff confidence and competencies to address substance use and mental health concerns with patients and their families.
The objectives of the project are:
To complete the education, move through each module listed on this page, beginning with the foundational modules (1-4). Following this, the modules can be completed in your preferred order. Read all of the sections under the headings, ensure you have completed all the activities, then book some time with your Clinical Nurse Educator to complete the simulation component.
The modules will be available as follows:
|#||Module Title||Release Date||Applicable to|
|Stigma||June 26th, 2023||Clinical and Non-Clinical Staff|
|2||Communication||June 26th, 2023||Clinical and Non-Clinical Staff|
|3||Trauma-Informed Care Principles||June 26th, 2023||Clinical and Non-Clinical Staff|
|4||Self Care||June 26th, 2023||Clinical and Non-Clinical Staff|
|5||Accessing Mental Health and Substance Use Resources||July 25th, 2023||Clinical Staff|
|6||Mental Status Assessments||Coming Soon||Clinical Staff|
|7||Substance Use Disorders||Coming Soon||Clinical Staff|
|8||CIWA||Coming Soon||Clinical Staff|
|9||COWS||Coming Soon||Clinical Staff|
|10||Response Model for Crisis Intervention||Coming Soon||Clinical Staff|
|11||Queer and Trans Health||Coming Soon||Clinical Staff|
|12||Mental Health Diagnosis||Coming Soon||Clinical Staff|
|13||Suicide Risk Assessments||Coming Soon||Clinical Staff|
|14||Involuntary Psychiatry Treatment Act (IPTA)||Coming Soon||Clinical Staff|
|15||Harm Reduction||Coming Soon||Clinical Staff|