Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Emergency Medicine Volume 30, Issue 11: Communication in Psychiatric Emergencies

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Jon S. Berlin, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, presented on Advanced Interviewing Techniques for the Emergency Department Clinician. Anthony T. Ng, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, and Chief Medical Officer, Acadia Hospital, Bangor, ME, presented on De-escalation in Psychiatric Emergencies, and Clare Gray, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa Medical School, Ottawa, ON, presented on Identifying and Assessing Suicidal and Depressed Adolescents.

Audio-Digest Foundation announces the release of Emergency Medicine Volume 30, Issue 11: Communication in Psychiatric Emergencies.

The goal of this program is to improve the care of patients with psychiatric illness in the emergency department (ED). After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1. Formulate a plan to manage patients with psychiatric illness who present to the ED.
2. Improve communication skills that are useful when talking with patients with psychiatric illness.
3. Utilize de-escalation techniques to calm down agitated patients.
4. Differentiate between the potential causes of a depressive episode.
5. Assess a patient’s risk for suicide.

The original programs were presented by Jon S. Berlin, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Anthony T. Ng, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, and Chief Medical Officer, Acadia Hospital, Bangor, ME, and Clare Gray, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa Medical School, Ottawa, ON.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology, by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions.

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of California, San Diego, The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.

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