Book on serving veterans mental health needs
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare has published,
Veterans on the Road Home, a book that provides information to effectively serve Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. It describes the war’s physical, mental, economic, and social effects and it presents detailed case studies of treatment organizations and associations with special expertise in and commitment to serving veterans and their families. Program descriptions explain their innovative and collaborative aspects and summarize key lessons learned.
Facility design safety training CD
National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) has released a two-hour training CD titled,
Safety and the Built Environment: Helping Behavioral Healthcare Organizations Stay up to the Minute. The CD is designed to help leaders in psychiatric and addiction treatment think through the best strategies for reviewing, maintaining, and enhancing their facilities’ safety. The training brings together experts including David M. Sine, CSP, ARM, CPHRM co-author of
Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities.
GFCI for psychiatric environments
Leviton has expanded its line of SmartLockPRO GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) hospital-grade receptacles with the addition of tamper-resistant models for pediatric and psychiatric healthcare environments. Available in 15- and 20-amp, 125-volt NEMA straight-blade configurations, the devices come in multiple colors, including ivory, white, red, light almond, and gray. They feature two “TR” (tamper resistant) symbols molded into the face of the device for quick visual identification.
Leviton’s SmartLockPRO GFCIs offer line-load reversal and end-of-life indication. The mechanism features mechanical shutters that prevent insertion of foreign objects by only accepting a properly rated two-pronged plug. The built-in, tamper-resistant feature prevents personnel from coming in contact with the receptacle’s live components and provides a higher measure of safety.
Designed for daily use in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and recovery facilities, the SmartLockPRO features an impact-resistant nylon face and a small profile. It also features enhanced electronics for resistance to electrical surges and over-voltages. The receptacles are UL/CSA certified and have a two-year limited warranty. Complementary plastic, nylon, and metal wall plates in single to four-gang configurations and can be hot stamped or engraved.
Information technology conference
California Institute for Mental Health (CIMH) is hosting
California’s Ninth Annual National Information Management Conference and Exposition: Addressing the Needs of Mental Health, Alcohol, and Other Drug Programs. The conference will take place April 22 -23, at the Anaheim Crowne Plaza Hotel. CIMH will offer nearly 10 hours of open exhibit hall time and provide rooms for product demonstrations.
The program features more than 40 presenter experts who will address information management issues as they pertain to mental health, alcohol and drug programs. The keynote speaker is Dr. Jon White, Director of Health Information Technology for the federal agency for Health Research and Quality.