Chapter 1: Psychiatric intensive care – development and definition

In the late 1950s what was the first pharmacological treatment for psychotic illness?


In comparison to 1983 what changes did Smith (1990) find in regional secure units in 1989?


In 1938 what percentage of patients were admitted informally?


According to Pereira and Clinton (2002) length of stay within a PICU should normally be less than?


Faulk (1995) described the dominant function of Low Secure Units as accommodating which group?


According to the Psychiatric Intensive Care text book what are the key principles supporting the agreed philosophy of psychiatric intensive care operation?


In the survey conducted by Beer et al in 1997, how many of the 110 PICUs surveyed were operational for more than 3 years?


The National Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit Governance Network (2004) was comprised of which three out of the following five organisations?


In the 1970s which report recommended a figure of 2000 medium secure beds in the UK?


The case of Graham Young led to the recommendation of changes required in the provision of facilities and treatment for which group of patients?


What was the percentage of PICUs that met the National Minimum Standards for environmental design in 2006?


In what year was the first publication describing locked Psychiatric Intensive Care Units?


In 1996 the Chief Medical Officer stated that by the end of 1998 there would be 2350 medium secure beds.  By 2001 what was the actual number of beds?


Which of the following had a universally agreed definition in the 1990s?


According to the National Minimum Standards for PICU and LSU (Pereira & Clinton, 2002) what would be the usual upper limit for patient length of stay on a low secure unit?


According to the Psychiatric Intensive Care text book admission to PICUs should be governed by which of the following?