Eating Disorders in the Emergency Department: Critical Points for the Recognition and Medical Management of Individuals With Eating Disorders in the Acute Care Setting

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Eating Disorders in the Emergency Department: Critical Points for the Recognition and Medical Management of Individuals With Eating Disorders in the Acute Care Setting

Description

This guide for emergency department staff and clinicians is intended as a resource to promote recognition and prevention of medical morbidity and mortality associated with eating disorders.

The guide covers the following topics:

  • Common presenting signs and symptoms of eating disorders
  • Emergency department evaluation
  • Acute malnutrition as a medical emergency
  • Emergency department management

Developer:

Academy for Eating Disorders

Funding Sources:

Academy for Eating Disorders

History

Release Date: 2012
Original Summary: November 2013
Last Updated: 11/20/13

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