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By Catherine Craig | Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Two innovative approaches to providing mental health care in emergency departments — one for children and one for adults — get results by coordinating with community-based care to support patients after an immediate crisis is resolved

 

Tag(s): Behavioral Health, Improve ED Flow by Improving Behavioral Health Care, ED - Emergency Department, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Triple Aim for Populations
By Mara Laderman | Monday, Nov 19, 2018
The environment of the emergency department is often stressful, but it can be especially traumatic for patients experiencing behavioral health emergencies. Learn how a trauma-informed care approach can yield better outcomes for patients and providers.

 

Tag(s): Behavioral Health, ED - Emergency Department, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Improve ED Flow by Improving Behavioral Health Care
By Joshua Eng | Thursday, Jul 26, 2018
How do you improve behavioral health in the emergency department? Panelists from the July 12 WIHI Broadcast share advice from their own experiences.

 

Tag(s): Behavioral Health, Improve ED Flow by Improving Behavioral Health Care, ED - Emergency Department, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety
By Erin Harlow-Parker | Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Many people don't know that suicide is the second leading cause of death in teens ages 15 to 19, and the third leading cause of death in children ages 10 to 14. As a society, we are doing a good job of promoting the use of seatbelts and helmets, but we are not doing nearly enough to adequately care for children with behavioral health needs.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Behavioral Health, ED - Emergency Department, Patient Safety
By Mike Briddon | Tuesday, May 01, 2018
A new Learning Community is working together for the next 18 months to improve the system of care for patients with mental health needs within the ED. Here are some effective strategies EDs can use to improve the way they engage patients and families when responding to mental health crises.

 

Tag(s): ED - Emergency Department, Behavioral Health
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