IRTS Behavioral Emergency Policy

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IRTS Behavioral Emergency Policy

Purpose:

  • To outline procedures for preventing and managing behavioral emergencies in the IRTS program.

 

Key Points:

  • Emergency Plan: A plan is developed for each resident detailing emergency behaviors, prevention strategies, and response procedures.
  • Concerning Behaviors: Examples include yelling, self-harm, threats, aggression, inappropriate behavior, and non-compliance with rules.
  • Staff Training: Clinical Director trains staff quarterly on identifying red flags and de-escalation techniques.
  • Assessment and Intervention: Staff assess behaviors and attempt de-escalation. If needed, they contact the non-emergency police line or 911 for immediate intervention.
  • Documentation: Staff document the incident, intervention, outcome, and follow-up.
  • Emergency Resources: The clinical team maintains contact information for emergency resources and communicates this to staff and stakeholders.
  • Staff Responsibilities:
    • Inform emergency staff of the situation.
    • Assess behaviors and determine the best approach.
    • Attempt de-escalation.
    • Contact appropriate authorities if needed.
    • Do not use seclusion or restraints.
    • Document the incident and outcome.

 

This policy aims to ensure the safety and well-being of residents by providing a structured approach to handling behavioral emergencies.

IRTS Behavioral Emergency Policy

Purpose:

  • To outline procedures for preventing and managing behavioral emergencies in the IRTS program.

 

Key Points:

  • Emergency Plan: A plan is developed for each resident detailing emergency behaviors, prevention strategies, and response procedures.
  • Concerning Behaviors: Examples include yelling, self-harm, threats, aggression, inappropriate behavior, and non-compliance with rules.
  • Staff Training: Clinical Director trains staff quarterly on identifying red flags and de-escalation techniques.
  • Assessment and Intervention: Staff assess behaviors and attempt de-escalation. If needed, they contact the non-emergency police line or 911 for immediate intervention.
  • Documentation: Staff document the incident, intervention, outcome, and follow-up.
  • Emergency Resources: The clinical team maintains contact information for emergency resources and communicates this to staff and stakeholders.
  • Staff Responsibilities:
    • Inform emergency staff of the situation.
    • Assess behaviors and determine the best approach.
    • Attempt de-escalation.
    • Contact appropriate authorities if needed.
    • Do not use seclusion or restraints.
    • Document the incident and outcome.

 

This policy aims to ensure the safety and well-being of residents by providing a structured approach to handling behavioral emergencies.