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Center for Public Service Psychiatry: 9/1/2011: Emergency and Crisis Services: Overview
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Credit Hours: CME 1.25

Target Audience:

Community Psychiatrists and other clinicians who may benefit by reviewing the public system of care and the requisite tools to manage the rapidly changing clinical, political and administrative landscape.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the continuum of emergency and crisis services needed to meet community needs in an efficient manner.
  • Explain how integrated systems can improve the quality of services provided to persons in crisis and reduce the cost of care in the long term.
  • Participate in crisis planning processes in a constructive manner.
  • Demonstrate understanding of financing mechanisms to support crisis and emergency services and how they influence the services provided.


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Anthony T. Ng, MD FAPA - Medical Director, Psychiatric Emergency Services, Acadia Hospital, Bangor, ME
Dr. Ng is a consultant with Pfizer.

Robert Marin, MD - Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UPMC
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

Wesley Sowers, MD - Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UPMC
Dr. Sowers is a consultant with Deerfield Behavioral Health, Inc.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded ( 0.125 ) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.25 contact hours.

Presenters for this program have been requested to identify financial or other relationships with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) or with provider(s) of any commercial service(s) which, in the context of their topics, could be perceived as real or apparent conflicts of interest.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.