Managing the Agitated Patient and Psychological First Aid

March 31, 2022

Using resources from Responder Alliance and an article from Dr. Liz Lipton, MD, a practical discussion was had around managing an agitated and/or psychotic patient and provider safety. Discussion included differential diagnoses for psychotic behavior, potential treatment in the field and outside/community resources to help and provide scene safety. 

Target Audience

Arapahoe Basin Ski Patrol

Learning Objectives

Scene safety

Differential diagnosis for psychotic behavior

Psychological First Aid as described by the Reponder Alliance

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Medical
    • 1.00 NCCP-Medical: Psychiatric and Behavioral Emergencies
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/31/2022 - 10:00
Event ends: 
03/31/2022 - 11:00
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Dillon, CO 80435
United States
+1 (970) 513-5715

Emily Marotta, EMT

EMS Continuing Education approved by the State of Colorado through Centura Health Prehospital Services Training Center and group # CO 039 (SAH), #CO 040 (PSF) and #CO 065 (SDG).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Medical
    • 1.00 NCCP-Medical: Psychiatric and Behavioral Emergencies


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