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Emergency Psychiatry

UBC Training Objectives – Emergency Psychiatry (the link opens a PDF file)

Emergency Psychiatry

  • Site: Royal Columbian Hospital
  • Royal Columbian Hospital Emergency Psychiatry Service is a specialist consultation and treatment resource located in the Emergency Department of RCH. It consists of 24-hour on-site nursing coverage and on-site daytime psychiatry staffing with night-time on-call availability. The unit also acts as a teaching venue for nursing students and medical residents.
  • The Psychiatric Emergency Unit has 3 seclusion rooms that allow acute management of psychiatric emergencies. There are no exclusionary criteria for consultation to the unit. Patient ages range from child to geriatric. Diagnostic concerns encompass the majority of the DSM categories.
  • Residents have the opportunity to work in the RCH Psychiatric Emergency Department in either their PGY1 Year as a core rotation, or in the senior residency years as an elective.
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