Year: 1976 Source: 28p. SIEC No: 19960293

This manuscript outlines the history of the crisis intervention unit. It was set up in 1972 to provide immediate attention & rapid follow-up for emergency patients with definate or suspected psychiatric problems. Current emergency ward procedures, follow-up procedures, volunteer selection & training, operational definitions, & prioities & goals, are discussed. The unit is staffed by both professionals (named in the document) & about 100 volunteers. An emergency assessment form is appended.