EmPATH Units: An Innovative Approach to Mental Health Crises
The Carlat Hospital Psychiatry Report, Volume 2, Number 5&6, July 2022
Kimberly Nordstrom, MD, JD
Emergency Psychiatrist. Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine. Aurora, CO.
Dr. Nordstrom has disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Imagine if patients in mental health crises could go to a soothing environment with art, music, and snacks, and where they are seen and treated promptly. Dr. Nordstrom describes EmPATH units and tells us how they reduce hospital admissions and emergency room overcrowding.