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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182798
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving Behavioral Health Care in the Emergency Department: The Forces at Work
Author(s):
Finn, Sharon
Author Details:
Sharon Finn, MSN, RN, Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, Connecticut, USA, mail: sharon_finn@midhosp.org
Abstract:
Concurrent Podium Presentation: An unprecedented demand for behavioral health care has escalated into a "perfect storm" in emergency departments across the nation. Dramatic reductions in reimbursement, social services, and placement options have led to an upsurge of behavioral health patients, already riding a tidal wave of emergency room challenges created by overcrowding and nursing shortages. Emergency nurses, committed to their specialty practice, must grapple with a new concept of emergent care to accommodate the crisis needs of patients with psychiatric emergencies as well as those in medical crisis. Typically highly skilled and efficient, now they must care for an unfamiliar, very high risk, and high utilization population. Adding to the storm are safety concerns and threats of injury that can accompany aggressive psychiatric behavior and disrupt care of medically unstable patients. In one community Magnet hospital, nurse leaders from Emergency Services and Psychiatric Services joined together, harnessing the Forces of Magnetism to help them navigate the "perfect storm." As Magnet leaders embracing a participative management style, they recognized that this was not an isolated emergency department problem. Rather, it was an organizational crisis requiring exceptional inter-departmental collaboration and collegiality. Construction of a new emergency department was already underway to address overcrowding and workplace safety in the long term. An administrative ED-Psych Management Team had been working for over two years to oversee plans for behavioral health care. Yet, from a nursing perspective, leaders sought more immediate solutions to enhance the quality of nursing care for these patients. The result was creation of an Interdisciplinary team called the Behavioral Health Care Team. Comprised of nurse managers and staff nurses from departments, crisis clinicians, continuum care coordinators and patient care technicians, the team has developed, disseminated, and fully integrated eight
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving Behavioral Health Care in the Emergency Department: The Forces at Worken_GB
dc.contributor.authorFinn, Sharonen_US
dc.author.detailsSharon Finn, MSN, RN, Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, Connecticut, USA, mail: sharon_finn@midhosp.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182798-
dc.description.abstractConcurrent Podium Presentation: An unprecedented demand for behavioral health care has escalated into a "perfect storm" in emergency departments across the nation. Dramatic reductions in reimbursement, social services, and placement options have led to an upsurge of behavioral health patients, already riding a tidal wave of emergency room challenges created by overcrowding and nursing shortages. Emergency nurses, committed to their specialty practice, must grapple with a new concept of emergent care to accommodate the crisis needs of patients with psychiatric emergencies as well as those in medical crisis. Typically highly skilled and efficient, now they must care for an unfamiliar, very high risk, and high utilization population. Adding to the storm are safety concerns and threats of injury that can accompany aggressive psychiatric behavior and disrupt care of medically unstable patients. In one community Magnet hospital, nurse leaders from Emergency Services and Psychiatric Services joined together, harnessing the Forces of Magnetism to help them navigate the "perfect storm." As Magnet leaders embracing a participative management style, they recognized that this was not an isolated emergency department problem. Rather, it was an organizational crisis requiring exceptional inter-departmental collaboration and collegiality. Construction of a new emergency department was already underway to address overcrowding and workplace safety in the long term. An administrative ED-Psych Management Team had been working for over two years to oversee plans for behavioral health care. Yet, from a nursing perspective, leaders sought more immediate solutions to enhance the quality of nursing care for these patients. The result was creation of an Interdisciplinary team called the Behavioral Health Care Team. Comprised of nurse managers and staff nurses from departments, crisis clinicians, continuum care coordinators and patient care technicians, the team has developed, disseminated, and fully integrated eighten_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:40:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:40:33Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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