Competency in Emergency Department Capacity Assessments
Sunday, April 23, 2023
4:40 PM – 5:00 PM CST
Location: Salon FGH-3rd Floor
CE: 0.25 Credits
Phillip D. Magidson, MD, MPH, FACEP, FACP, FAAEM: No financial relationships to disclose
This session will prepare the learner on how to rapidly and accurately make an appropriate determination as to decisional making capacity of the ED patient with a focus on HIGH RISK populations including intoxicated, psychiatric and geriatric patients. Through case based learning, our discussion will define what capacity is (and is not), review the steps in determining patient capacity and highlight documentation pearls all emergency medicine physicians MUST know.
Outline the key elements of patient capacity assessments.
Implement a standard approach to accurately and concisely documenting capacity assessments
Describe nuances associated with capacity assessments in HIGH RISK populations