People dealing with mental illness face unique patient safety issues. To help healthcare professionals improve patient safety, CPSI and the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) developed five patient safety in mental health education modules as part of the Patient Safety Education Program – Canada (PSEP – Canada).
The five mental health modules identify specific patient safety issues people with mental illness face, including suicide and self-harm, violence and aggressive behaviour, restraint use and seclusion, and absconding. Each module raises awareness of individual and system factors that contribute to the specific safety issues, and identifies steps and strategies for prevention.
You can download the following modules for free: