C_APPS Membership Service: Patient Elopement Tools & Resources
This month we turn our attention to Behavioral Health. A common problem within a healthcare environment is the event of Patient Elopement. Patients may elope for various reasons and need staff to anticipate and implement care actions to protect them. Staff can address this safety issue proactively by performing an Elopement Evaluation to determine if the patient is simply wandering or trying to exit. Once staff understand the patient’s behavior, they can implement appropriate treatment plans with steps for protection and reduce the risk of elopement and potential harm to the patient.
The included resources provide a process to assist staff and leaders in understanding and preventing elopement, and may serve as the basis for causal analysis when the unexpected occurs.
This Month’s Package Includes:
♦ Patient Elopement Policy
♦ Patient Elopement Safety Elopement Evaluation Tool
♦ Elopement Notice Sample
♦ Incident Report sample
Meet the Developers of C_APPS Patient Elopement
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