Steve Schafer’s Blog Posts About Behavioral Health Management

Steve Schafer’s Blog Posts Improving Behavioral Health Services

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…
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