Part of the Prioritization of Care® Specialty Series, this virtual clinical presents the learner with a variety of mental health patients with acute conditions. Patients with acute mental health conditions who present with mental health or medical concerns but are not at risk of harming themselves or others or requiring immediate medical attention should receive episodic outpatient management. Patients presenting with mental health concerns displaying acute signs and symptoms of mental health concerns or medical concerns and are at risk for harming themselves or others, or who require immediate medical attention, should receive inpatient care in a healthcare facility. These patients require further testing, immediate intervention, and close monitoring. The learner must use clinical judgment skills to decide if their care should be managed in an outpatient or inpatient mental health care. Then the learners prioritize the order in which the five patients should receive care and implement individualized nursing interventions. This virtual clinical fosters critical thinking and builds confidence for students and practicing nurses in a clinical setting.
This clinical comes with inpatient or outpatient setting options and includes a variety of patient conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, intimate partner violence, panic attacks, postpartum depression and withdrawal syndrome.