Psychiatric Intensive Care / Edition 2

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Overview

Significantly expanded and updated from the first edition, Psychiatric Intensive Care is essential reading for all healthcare professionals and managers involved in the care of the mentally ill patient, particularly in the intensive care and low secure environment. It provides practical and evidence-based advice on the management of disturbed and severely ill psychiatric patients in secure hospital settings. An expert team of contributors have refreshed and expanded the content, focusing on how to manage patients, support staff, set up and run units and provide the highest standards of care.

New chapters have been added emphasising the importance of multidisciplinary team working and of the interface of psychiatric intensive care with other mental health specialties.

This book should be read by all mental health team members working with disturbed psychiatric patients on an inpatient basis, as well as by management staff responsible for establishing and running these services.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Alyson Myers, MD (North Shore - LIJ Hofstra School of Medicine)
Description: This is an update of a 2001 book that comprehensively reviews managing psychiatric inpatients, examining both historical and contemporary issues.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a manual on how to set up and maintain a psychiatric intensive care unit. The authors also use the second edition to describe how to incorporate the needs of multidisciplinary teams, children/adolescents, and those with learning disabilities. With the use of clinical vignettes and algorithms, the book provides helpful tips for all members of a mental health team.
Audience: Some chapters are more useful for particular team members. For example, the chapters on pharmacotherapy and restraints and seclusion are more pertinent for doctors, nurses, and mental health workers. The authors, psychiatrists and psychologists, use guidelines from the Department of Health and Human Services in their discussion. They intend this as a handbook on the possible problems that one may encounter on a psychiatric inpatient unit, such as patients with personality disorders, violence, or the chronically ill.
Features: The useful flow sheets can be incorporated into any unit's patient care. Unfortunately, some of the references and codes are only pertinent to U.K. practice. The title is somewhat misleading, making it appear that the book would be discussing the emergent medical issues that can arise with mentally ill patients.
Assessment: The concise chapters make this book easy to read and the various topics are useful to any member of an inpatient team. This second edition covers areas that were not captured in the first edition.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521709262
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 386
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Dominic Beer is Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychiatric Intensive Care and Challenging Behaviour Psychiatry, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, London.

Stephen Pereira is Lead Consultant Psychiatrist at Goodmayes Hospital, Essex.

Carol Paton is Chief Pharmacist, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Psychological Medicine, Imperial College, London.

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Table of Contents

1. Psychiatric intensive care - development and definition M. Dominic Beer, Stephen M. Pereira and Carol Paton; 2. Management of acutely disturbed behaviour M. Dominic Beer, Carol Paton and Stephen M. Pereira; 3. De-escalation Roland Dix; 4. Rapid tranquilisation Caroline L. Holmes, Helen Simmons and Lyn Pilowsky; 5. Pharmacological therapy Chike I. Okocha; 6. Psychological approaches to the acute patient Marc Kingsley; 7. Psychological approaches to longer-term patients presenting with challenging behaviours Brian Malcolm McKenzie; 8. Seclusion Roland Dix, Christian Betteridge and Matthew J. Page; 9. Restraint and physical intervention Roland Dix; 10. The complex needs patient Zerrin Atakan and Venugopal Duddu; 11. Therapeutic activities within Psychiatric Intensive Care and Low Secure Units Faisal Kazi, Brenda Flood and Sarah Hooton; 12. Risk assessment and management Stephen M. Pereira, Sabrina Pietromartire and Maurice Lipsedge; 13. The provision of intensive care in forensic psychiatry Harvey Gordon; 14. The interface with forensic services James Anderson; 15. Supporting people with learning disabilities on general psychiatric wards, Psychiatric Intensive Care Units and Low Secure Units Andrew Flynn; 16. The interface with general psychiatric services 17. The interface with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) 18. Severe mental illness and substance abuse Zerrin Atakan; 19. Social work issues in Psychiatric Intensive Care Units/Low Secure Units David Buckle; 20. User and carer involvement Stephen Pereira and Kate Woollaston; 21. Setting up a new Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit: principles and practice Andrew W. Proctor; 22. Physical environment Roland Dix; 23. Managing the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit Phil Garnham; 24. Multidisciplinary teams within Psychiatric Intensive Care Units /Low Secure Units Stephen Dye and Andy Johnston; 25. National standards and good practice Andy Johnston, Stephen Dye and Navjyoat Chhina.

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