Webinar on October 12, 2011

Improving Emergency Department Care for Behavioral Health Clients –
Some Structural and Procedural Best Practices

A Webinar on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

This webinar featured:

Leslie Zun, MD Chair

  • Department of Emergency Medicine Mount Sinai Hospital and Chicago Medical School 
  •  Chair of National Update on Behavioral HealthEmergencies  

 Peter Brown

  • Executive Director Institute for Behavioral Healthcare Improvement
  • Director of Behavioral Health Emergency Department Collaborative

The speakers discussed experiences with improving emergency care in Emergency Departments and related settings, experience with practice changes that have reduced overall time in the ED,  lowered the incidence of restraint, improved  opportunities for creating better community connections and methods for streamlining flow and enhanced client and staff satisfaction.  

Click here for the slides from this webinar.

They also introduced the coming Seminar and National Update on Behavioral Health Emergencies in early December, where these methods and approaches will be featured in more depth. (Click here http://www.sinai.org/conference/conference.asp  for information on that program,)

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