Skip to content

Behavioral Health Improvement and Management Blog Posts Improving Psychiatric Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

The Schafer Consulting team shares insights and experience from their 25+ year history working nationally with hospitals, academic medical centers, residential treatment facilities, states and counties improving Behavioral Health services.

Behavioral Health Improvement and Management Blog Improving Psychiatric Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

The Schafer Consulting team shares insights and experience from their 25+ year history working nationally with hospitals, academic medical centers, residential treatment facilities, states and counties improving Behavioral Health services.

Communicating Psychiatry in a General Hospital November 15, 2019

Managing a psychiatric inpatient unit in a general hospital has unique challenges. Among them is communicating effectively with the rest of the hospital. Here are four things to get across for a better connection with the rest of the hospital: Psychiatric disorders are medical disorders that can be treated Mental health disorders are medical disorders;…
Read More

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses and Patient Safety

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses are critical for patient safety
Read More

Quality & Safety Article 1

We are often contacted to conduct operations assessments and compliance reviews following sentinel events on inpatient psychiatric units and/or emergency departments in which a patient has committed suicide, seriously harmed themselves, other patients, or injured staff. The best safety policies, such as shift-to-shift communications, procedures, a safe physical plant and furnishings are crucial in keeping…
Read More

Patient and Staff Safety on Inpatient Psychiatric Units

Recently we’ve been working with medical center Behavioral Health inpatient units that have increasing patient and staff safety incidents. Most of these involve patient self-harm and/or staff injury. Here are some operational approaches to reducing psychiatric patient self harm and staff injuries. CMS and Joint Commission physical plant ligature risk and suicide prevention reduction regulations…
Read More
Scroll To Top