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CAPN 17(1): CME test for Assessment of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergencies by David M. Margulies, M.D. and Gabrielle A. Carlson, M.D.

Please identify your answer by checking the appropriate letter that corresponds to your response.


1. Frequency with which children and adolescents appear for ER assessment and treatment varies by type of ER—general, pediatric or psychiatric.

    A. True
    B. False

2. The most prominent reasons for referrals to the ER are (select all that apply):
    A. ADHD
    B. Depression and anxiety
    C. Aggression and violent behavior
    D. Hallucinations
    E. Drug and alcohol intoxication

3. What should be addressed in ER evaluations of children and adolescents?
    A. School, Treatment, Aggression and Behavior
    B. Suicidality, Terrible Psychosocial Situation, Aggression, Bizarre Behavior
    C. Stress, Treatment, Abnormal Behaviors

4. Guidance upon discharge from the ER or hospital stay should include:
    A. Warnings that the use of drugs and alcohol can lower inhibitions
    B. Checking that lethal medications and firearms are secured away or are removed
    C. Insuring that there is a supportive person at home
    D. All of the above

5. Child and adolescent psychiatric ER visits are lower, consistently, during the summer when school is not in session.
    A. True
    B. False


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