I just learned the mnemonic below while reading Caring for a patient with mental illness in the acute care setting (Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, May/June 2013). Remember the word ESCAPE to help you care for a patient with a mental disorder in an acute care setting.

E = Early assessment

S = Symptom identification

C = Choose communication techniques based on symptoms found

A = Assess for history of prior effective treatment

P = Psychiatric medication regime reconciliation and maintenance

E = Eliminate or decrease stressors

For more mnemonics, check out previous blog posts here and here. Have one to share? Please do!

Reference:
Ahern, J. & Kumar, C. (2013). Caring for a patient with mental illness in the acute care settingNursing Made Incredibly Easy!, 11(3).