Expect repeat ED visits from pediatric psych patients

Denise Downey, Emily Jane Frosch, Mary M. Pelton, Amy Truog

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Children with mental health issues may return to the ED simply because outpatient care is unavailable or because an evaluation is required by the school. To improve care: Tell parents which community resource to call first. Make a follow-up appointment while the patient is in the ED. Designate interested ED nurses as the "go to" resource.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126
Number of pages1
JournalED Nursing
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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Downey, D., Frosch, E. J., Pelton, M. M., & Truog, A. (2011). Expect repeat ED visits from pediatric psych patients. ED Nursing, 14(11), 126.