The Behavioral Emergent Response Team:
The Behavioral Response Team is composed of:
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:
Items in the BRT pack are to be utilized by STAFF for their protection.
- Isolation gown -3
- Spit shield – 3
- Nitrile gloves – 3 sets
- Soft restraints
- 4 point restraints
- Trauma scissors
- 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