Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Partnering with People

Report on Patient/Client Safety in Mental Heath Settings

For the past two years, Registered Psychiatric Nurses in British Columbia have identified patient/client safety as the number one professional practice concern in mental health practice  settings. While it is recognized that patient/client safety is a major issue in all areas of nursing,  Registered Psychiatric Nurses in particular, encounter situations with mental health populations  that require a framework for action, inclusive of strategic initiatives and solutions.

This report describes a patient/safety initiative that was funded by the Office of Nursing Policy,  Health Canada and championed by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British  Columbia as the project lead. Collaborative partners in the initiative also included The College of  Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba,The Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of  Saskatchewan and The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta.

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