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EMS providers are often called to respond to patients experiencing behavioral health emergencies and mental health concerns. In the Behavioral Health topic, find expert analysis into managing acutely agitated patients, responding to excited delirium patients, legal concerns and grant funding for mental health responses.

Monitoring AVPU and other vital signs will help determine if the patient is improving, worsening or responding to treatment
Crawfordsville IN’s nationally-recognized MIH program expands the traditional scope of emergency care to encompass mental and physical wellness, education and community resources
Taking the concept of the right care, to the right person at the right resource to a new level
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler promoted funding to spare the non-police intervention service
Agencies in Lima and Allen County work on peer support, EAP and training to help their public safety personnel
AMR’s ‘Freddie’ helps EMTs, paramedics deal with traumatic calls
Missoula’s Crisis Intervention Team training is based on actual incidents and focuses on communication, inter-agency networking
First responder nutrition experts share how healthy snacking, making over your food environment and mindset fuel your body for both wellness and performance. Part of First Responder Wellness Week.
RAND report finds 911 and 988 mental health hotline require coordination from law enforcement, mental health specialists and others to promote interoperability
Assistant EMS Chief Peter Hsiao said the practice of sending a psychiatric response team was “sound in theory” but not in practice
Officials in Akron announced the formation of the Summit County Outreach Team program
Inside Health 34 – UC Davis Fire’s mobile approach to non-emergent support and service navigation
An inside look at Guilford County’s award-winning program response to low-acuity and behavioral health calls
Colorado Springs Paramedic Nicholas Fisher tackled Dizmang and placed him in a headlock
Washington County suit states dispatchers sent law enforcement to crisis calls first before crisis workers
A man jumped out of the ambulance, assaulted a police officer and refused commands to drop a metal object
First responders can search for providers by by location, areas of expertise, accepted insurance, licensure and telehealth
Funding will help add mental health professionals to calls for help, provide appropriate treatment to individuals in crisis
The state-of-the industry survey focuses on wellness, career development and satisfaction in EMS
John Knox Village has been working with hospitals to transport mental-health crisis patients to specialized facilities
Which event will have the biggest impact on EMS? Cast your vote
Key takeaways for police and EMS from SWAT physician, Dr. Faroukh M. Mehkri
Focusing on observed behavior will help protect both the individuals needing assistance and the officers responding to the situation
MercyOne Newton Medical Center will have two different trauma bays, centralized nurse station, and a behavioral health suite
The Office of Community Health and Safety mental responds to behavioral health crises, overdose incidents and homelessness
Chief David Lewis and Kyle Gaines join the podcast to discuss a successful MIH initiative getting patients to treatment counselors
Delaware County officials look at a pilot program using mental health professionals, certified peer specialists as a fourth emergency service
Results from the 2023 EMS Trend Survey identify an urgent need for increased mental health support
The program aims for nurses to work alongside police officers to assist individuals struggling with substance use disorders and mental health