Psychiatric consultation liaison

About the service:
  • Available to Providence Health & Services physicians and staff for hospital inpatients, both adult and adolescent.
  • Team consists of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and social workers, assisted by telephone triage clinicians.
  • Results and recommendations are documented in the chart and discussed with the treating physician and staff.
  • Team will continue to follow the case as indicated to assist with the implementation of recommendations, medication and behavioral management, nursing care planning, case conference, psych/chemical dependency-related discharge planning, and transfer to inpatient psychiatric services.
Indications for using the consultation/liaison service:
  • Assessment of patient for suicide ideation or suicide attempt
  • Consultation for psychiatric management of altered mental status such as delirium, dementia and psychosis
  • Psychiatric illness concurrent with medical illness
  • Alcohol or drug related issues
  • Assistance with behavioral management of agitated, combative, disruptive or non-complaint patients
  • Anxiety or panic symptoms
  • Competency evaluation needed