11/4/2019 9:45 – 10:45 AM
Track:Behavioral Health Practices
Emergency departments are losing efficiency with the growing number of mental health patients being seen and cared for. One solution is to provide the appropriate environment to address specific needs of mental health patients. This session will examine the Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Unit as a case study, including direct outcomes achieved by the project. Since opening, the unit has had a positive effect on the ED, lessening mental health patients in the ED and decreasing the psychiatric inpatient admission rates for patients. Planning, design, and specific details of the unit will be discussed in depth to give attendees working knowledge of how to approach and execute a similar unit.