Why Are You Here?

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Introduction to your admission to Seaside: Why are you here and How long will you be here?

The mental health Crisis and the Emergency Room Evaluation:

The PEC: Physician’s Emergency Certificate: 72 hour involuntary stay

The CEC: Coroner’s Emergency Certificate: Extension of the PEC up to 15 days

Voluntary admission/notice for discharge

Psychiatric crisis: psychiatric symptoms, psychotic symptoms; substance abuse issues

The ABC’S of human behavior

Do you have a mental illness?

What happens at Seaside Hospital during the admission?: the evaluation process

Detoxification explained

Social worker evaluation

What is treatment?

  • Crisis reduction
  • Medication management
  • Detoxification
  • Group counseling/education

What can you expect by being here at Seaside?

  • Compassionate/Respectful care
  • Protesting being here
  • Signs of resistance to being here

What do we expect of you?

  • Communication
  • Cooperation/patience
  • Courtesy and respect for others
  • Demonstrating improvement and stability

Are you ready for discharge? How do we know you are ready for discharge?

The discharge plan

  • Where will you go?
  • How will you get home?
  • Medication reconciliation
  • Aftercare referral
  • Need to sign consent form
  • For release of information