The Behavioral Emergent Response Team:

The Behavioral Response Team is composed of:

  • HOM
  • Security
  • Hospitalist

The Inpatient Behavioral Health (IBH) RN in the ED is available as a consultative party, and is also a part of the Proactive BRT, working to identify potentially behavioral patients sooner.

The BRT Pack: 

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Items in the BRT pack are to be utilized by STAFF for their protection.

BRT contents:

  • Isolation gown -3
  • Spit shield – 3
  • Nitrile gloves – 3 sets
  • Soft restraints
  • 4 point restraints
  • Trauma scissors
  • Gauze
  • Restraint documentation cheat sheet

The Behavioral Proactive Response Team:

The goal of the proactive BRT is to identify potentially dangerous behaviors from patients early and intervene in an effective way to manage or prevent these behaviors. A BRT RN is here daily to support this work.

  • The BRT RN (Brandi, Dana, Emily, Gabby, Lisa, & Tara)
  • Phone # 59657 Pager 1670
  • Hours available: 0830-2100 daily (proactive rounding occurs between the hours of 0830 and 1300)

The floor social worker (SW), bedside RN, and/or charge RN, will be consulted as needed during the proactive BRT daily rounding. BRT Proactive Team tasks during daily rounding include:

  • Connecting with HOM at 9:30 AM bed huddle to identify any potential or known behavioral patients in the hospital
  • Rounding with HOM or independently on the units where behavioral patients are known or suspected
  • Utilizing appropriate resources, i.e. bedside RN, charge RN, unit SW, to gain insight into the patient’s background and opportunities for interventions
  • Update the patient’s care plan with behavioral goals and interventions
  • Follow up on any previously identified behavioral patients still hospitalized