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Mental Health in Emergency

Date: March 16-17, 2012
Status: Presented
Capacity: 30 Candidates Only
Location: NSEC

Mental Health in Emergency

Workshop Agenda

Speaker: Hanadi Massalkhi, BSN, MSN-Psychiatry and Mental Health



DAY 1      Friday March 16, 2012

09:00 –


Introduction to the workshop

09:30 –

General Concepts of Mental Health and Mental Illness

Mental Health Basics

Therapeutic Communication

Mental Status Examination

Legal, Ethical, Cultural Issues

10:45 –


11:00 –

Psychological First Aid (PFA)

Definition of PFA


History of PFA

Goal of PFA

PFA Skill Set

Psychological Condition of People in Emergencies

Psychological Support

Attributes and Skills of Healthcare Provider

Do’s and Don’ts of PFA

Referrals for Additional Care and Support

 12:45 –


13:15 –

Crisis Intervention


Phases Leading to a Crisis

Balancing Factors


Types of Crisis

Levels of Crisis Intervention

 14:00 –


14:15 –

Psychiatric Emergencies/Common Presentations



Mental Health Triage Tool

Self Harm/Suicide Risk

Alcohol Abuse

Substance Abuse

Eating disorders

Chronic pain



DAY 2      Saturday March 17, 2012

09:00 –


09:15 –

Behavioral Disturbances/Problems

Anger, Hostility, Aggression

Assessment in a Safe Environment

De-Escalation/Distraction Techniques

10:15 –


10:45 –

Special Populations

Children and Adolescents

Older Adults

 Antepartum and Postpartum



12:15 –

Stress and Coping Strategies

Definitions of Stress

Predisposing Factors & Precipitating Stressors

Stress Response

Phases of Stress Reaction

Helping the Helper

Self Help Techniques

Activity: Strengths that Help Protect you in Times of Stress

Purposes of Coping Skills

Activity: How do you cope with Stress

Stress Management Techniques

Activity: Actions, thoughts, beliefs, personal characteristics or strengths or aspects of your culture that would help you to cope with a stressful situation



Evaluation and Workshop Closure



المحاضرة مهمة جداً بالنسبة لي كي اساعد في الإسعاف النفسي الأولي
لقد استفدت كثيراً من هذا النهار المفيد والشيق أحب أن تكون المحاضرات لأصحاب المستشفيات والمدراء اقترح إعادة المحاضرة في وقت لاحق بشكل مفصل أكثر لأننا بحاجة للإستفادة أكثر من هذا الموضوع محاضرة مفيدة جداً في حياتنا اليومية والعملية وهي تساعدنا في التعامل مع الآخرين وفي السيطرة على أنفسنا محاضرة ممتازة غير مملة بالرغم من مرور ست ساعات محاضر Actif يلفت الإنتباه محاضرة جيدة جداً  شخصيتك رائعة اتمنى لك التوفيق طريقة إيصال المعلومات جيدة محاضرة ممتازة الأسلوب والشرح جيد جداً وفيه إفادة ومتعة ابتسامة المحاضر

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