Patient Safety Organization Members Explore Behavioral Health Topics
Posted on September 14, 2017
The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) hosted a behavioral health safe table Sept. 12 in Livonia. Safe tables offer a legally protected environment for healthcare professionals to discuss sensitive topics and prevailing barriers with regard to patient safety and explore actions to eliminate patient harm.
Behavioral health is a long-standing issue that affects hospitals in a variety of ways – from staff safety to appropriate treatment of patients. Temporary fixes are often implemented to address systemic mental health issues. Sitting down to discuss issues in a protected forum gives healthcare professionals the opportunity to learn what others have done to successfully combat the issue.
Nearly three dozen MHA Keystone Center PSO members attended the event to engage in discussion about behavioral health topics, such as staff safety, burnout and patient self-harm, as well as learn various techniques, policies and procedures to provide safe and effective care. Attendees also learned about several resources and programs available to train staff in de-escalation techniques.
The next safe table will be held Nov. 28 in Bay Harbor to discuss current struggles in the rural health environment and engage with peers to learn and benefit from resources that can make care safer, specifically in healthcare organizations operating in the rural setting. For more information, contact Adam Novak at the MHA.
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