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Practice guideline for the assessment and treatment of patients with suicidal behaviors. American Psychiatric Association; 2003.

(Call No. Psych 133-054)

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HIPAA training handbook for the behavioral health staff: An introduction to confidentiality and privacy under HIPAA. Opus Communications & The Greeley Company; 2003. Rules for patient confidentiality in behavioral health care settings, special protection for psychotherapy notes, ways to help patients understand their rights, patient consent and authorization, records maintenance, the security regulation, ten case scenarios on patient privacy issues in psychiatric emergency rooms, group homes for the developmentally disabled, and office workstations, and much more!

(Call No. Psych 133-055)

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Overcoming performance measurement challenges in behavioral health care. Joint Commission Resources; 2004. The book offers behavioral health organizations the information they need to overcome performance measurement challenges. Some challenges discussed include establishing performance measurement as a priority in organizations, understanding what to do with data to meet organization needs, and ensuring committed leadership to drive and support performance measurement. This book discusses the specific PM needs and challenges facing behavioral health care organizations and offers practical suggestions and strategies for overcoming these challenges.

(Call No. Psych 133-058)

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Risk management PEARLS for psychiatric care across the continuum. American Hospital Association; 2005. Anyone who cares for patients with diagnosed mental illness, an altered mental status or a cognitive decline can benefit from this booklet. Many sections will be of special interest for those working in an acute care setting. "Risk Management Pearls for Psychiatric Care" outlines the risks that a caregiver may encounter while caring for psychiatric patients as they move through the continuum of care, including the risks of aggression, patient elopement/wandering, falls and suicide and more. It also offers risk management tips and strategies to help reduce these risks in a handy, easy-to-share format.

(Call No. Psych 133-059)

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2006-2007 standards for behavioral health care. Joint Commission Resources; 2006. Includes: accreditation policies, standards, elements of performance and scoring.

(Call No. Psych 133-029 2006-2007)

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2008-2009 standards for behavioral health care. Joint Commission Resources; 2008. The resource includes all the standards, rationales, elements of performance, and scoring information, the NPSG specific to behavioral health care, a standards applicability table that allow organizations to recognize at a glance which standards apply to every setting and which standards apply to the particular services they offer.

(Call No. Psych 133-029 2008)

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Risk management PEARLS – behavioral health across the continuum. American Hospital Association; 2012. This booklet has been revised and expanded with contributions from a multidisciplinary team working in a variety of settings. It now includes sections specific to children and adolescents, as well as risks and risk reduction strategies in schools, outpatient and home health care settings. Depending on the type of setting or diagnosis, patients may have various needs specific to a particular milieu where they are receiving treatment.

(Call No. Psych 133-059 2012)

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Design guide for the built environment of behavioral health facilities. David M. Sine and James M. Hunt. National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems; 2012. A unique resource that identifies specific items and manufacturers (along with model numbers and photographs) to explain why hundreds of resources (from door levers to security glass) are appropriate for use in the behavioral healthcare setting.

(Call No. Psych 133-053 2012)

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