6. Telemental Health: Crisis Management 1.75 CME
This activity has been approved for 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Inevitably, some of your patients will need emergency psychiatric services during a tele-visit.
Telemental health is the use of electronic means or technology to provide mental health services by any mental health discipline. It is not a separate mental health service. It is simply a different means through which a practitioner can deliver services that have historically been delivered in person in the mental health field. Telemental health is discipline neutral, meaning that all mental health disciplines can use the technology modality to provide services.
Telemental health has consistently been shown be an effective delivery system for mental health services. Some studies have even found that telemental health services may actually be preferable to in-person care in certain populations and situations. Children, adolescents, and veterans in particular, seem to especially benefit from the use of telemental health. It is NOT the be-all and end-all in the delivery of therapy. Nor is it for every client or every clinician. Clearly, there are limitations. The limitations may be driven by a particular provider’s level of skill or confidence in treating certain cases online.
The demand for mental health is dramatically increasing. With advances in technology, the demand for patient care at a distance is also increasing in all age groups and all diagnoses. Inevitably, some of your patients will find themselves in need of emergency psychiatric services during a tele-visit. This CME course is designed to provide knowledge on how to best treat those patients in a manner that insures the upmost consideration of their health and safety.
This CME course is brought to you using a “virtual classroom” that can be accessed 24/7/365 on any device connected to the internet using any network. Once enrolled it will never leave your account and will be updated as needed.
* CME credits for this course provided by The Medical Society of Maryland – AACME Certified CME Partner
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