Critical Crossroads Pediatric Mental Health Care in the Emergency Department
Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. (2019). Critical Crossroads: Pediatric Mental Health Care in the Emergency Department. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Hospital staff can use the tools and references in this document to create care pathways to improve the identification and management of pediatric patients who present to the emergency department in a mental health crisis. This interactive toolkit includes sections on the screening, assessment, and disposition stages as well as case studies.