Module introduction

Learning outcomes:


By the end of this module we hope you will have gained knowledge of:


  • what a psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) is


  • the typical profile of a person admitted to a PICU


  • the clinical intervention options used in a PICU


  • how outcomes are measured in the PICU and the standards used in clinical management


  • the multidisciplinary team working in the unit 


  • the interface between the PICU and other services.




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