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Thursday, December 7 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Poster Session: The Boarding Battle‚ A Journey with Light at the End of the Tunnel

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Pediatric mental health remains a national emergency with disorders beginning in early childhood, impacting children and adolescents across diverse sociodemographic categories, and experiencing escalating incidence in psychiatric diagnoses alone and with co-occurring medical conditions. Emergency departments are becoming the initial and, in many cases, only point of access for essential pediatric psychiatric care. This is less than ideal as emergency departments struggle with bed capacity, extended lengths of stay, access to providers skilled in necessary psychiatric care, patient safety and quality of care, difficulty with ultimate care coordination, and limitations in definitive disposition options.

This session aims to share the experiences of Arizona's largest tertiary care pediatric academic center in addressing pediatric mental health emergency visits and boarding over the past five years. The speakers will highlight successes in partnerships and modifications implemented. Participants will close with a discussion of ongoing efforts and opportunities to enhance pediatric mental health care, education and research.


Thursday December 7, 2023 4:30pm - 5:30pm PST
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