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Holding Behavioral Health Patients in ED
Do any of you hold patients in your ED, until a Psych bed opens?
I am looking for a risk assessment that I can perform as well as guidance on policy.
Any information would be helpful. Thanks
edited August 2017
Have you looked at the updated (7.2 edition) of the behavioral health design guide (March 2017) which addresses how to create a safe room for the behavioral health patients and it has a self assessment with it. It is on the facility guideline institute and can be downloaded at no cost at
or go to
. The patient safety risk assessment tool is attached. This is 114 pages.
March 2017 the Joint Commission is emphasizing the assessment of ligature and suicide and self harm and it discusses this on page 2.
Have you looked at the Safety Risk Assessment for healthcare facility environments, 139 pages on the fgi guidelines website, at
Sue Dill Calloway RN Esq.
AD, BA, BSN, MSN, JD
Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education
5447 Fawnbrook Lane
Dublin, Ohio 43017
edited August 2017
Thank you so much Sue!!!
edited December 2017
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