Chapter 1: Psychiatric intensive care – development and definition

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?


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?


In 1938 what percentage of patients were admitted informally?


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


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


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


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