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Wednesday, December 11 • 8:00am - 5:00pm
Pre-conference Workshop 2: Improving Emergency Department Flow for People with Behavioral Health Problems

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This seminar is designed to help teams of Emergency Department health care professionals and administrators assess challenges and better organize operations to respond to the needs of individuals, and produce better outcomes. Team participation is encouraged but not required.

It is fairly common for people with acute mental health problems to be brought to hospital Emergency Departments and spend extended periods there, often with little or no treatment. To change this situation IBHI has for ten years offered a seminar on ways to improve treatment of these people, improve their lives and improve financial results for the hospitals. This program had its beginning in a pioneering year-long collaborative, which IBHI managed, of five hospitals all working together to improve their emergency care of these people. 

IBHI is dedicated to improving care for people with behavioral health problems and Emergency Departments are a prime location for helping to improve care. In the past these seminars have helped a number of hospitals to change their operatins in ways which benefit both consumers and staff.
Upon completion of the Seminar participants will be able to:
  • identify specific aspects of their Emergency Department operation which exacerbate symptoms for behavioral health patients.
  • develop a plan for reducing the time  people with behavioral health problems spend in the ED. 
  • identify ways to expedite placement for those requiring out of  hospital residential care. 
  • identify ways to reduce agitation
  • understand and identify symptoms of potential for suicide by people presenting for care
  • identify specific issues which lead to court cases and methods for avoiding those issues.
A complete agenda for the day is available on the IBHI website at www.ibhi.net  Questions should be directed to Peter@ibhi.net

Wednesday December 11, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm PST
Orangedale Ballroom A/F