acute care mental

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acute care mental
2013-09-18 21:30:02
acute care mental

acute care mental
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  1. admission criteria
    "Criteria for admitting an individual to am inpatient psychiatric unit. Criteria begin with the premise that the person is suffering from a mental illness, & there is evidence of one or more of the following: (1) imminent danger of harming self, (2) imminent danger of harming others, or (3) unable to care for basic needs, placing individual at imminent risk of harming self"
  2. clinical pathway
    "A written plan or ""map"" identifying predetermined times that specific nursing & medical interventions (e.g., diagnostic studies, treatments, activities, medications, teaching, discharge teaching) will be implemented (e.g., day 1 or day 2 for hospital settings, or week 1 or month 2 for community-based settings)."
  3. codes
    psychiatric emergencies
  4. elopement
    Escape of leaving a psychiatric treatment facility without medical authorization or recommendation
  5. managed behavioral health care organizations (MBHOs)
    Managed care plans that developed separately from medical services to provide mental health & substance-abuse treatment
  6. managed care plans
    Care plans that provide members with a list of health care providers they may visit & then either cover the entire cost or collect co-pays from members
  7. mental health parity
    recognition by health insurance companies that mental illnesses are as debilitating & in need of proper treatment as physical illness
  8. milieu
    The physical & social environment of an individual
  9. multidisciplinary treatment plan
    "A plan developed with input from a diverse group of health care professionals (e.g., nurses, social workers, psychologists, physicians)"
  10. psychiatric case management
    a program that coordinates services for individual patient care
  11. psychosocial rehabilitation
    the development of the skills necessary for a person with chronic mental illness to live independently