SMART Medical Clearance Form
SSVMS brought together specialists in the fields of emergency medicine and psychiatry to develop and implement a standardized medical clearance process using the SMART Medical Clearance algorithm, an acronym that drives real-time medical decision-making through a series of specific questions. The SMART algorithm was designed using an evidence-based approach through review of peer-reviewed articles and studies, as well as consultation with experts in the fields of psychiatry and emergency medicine, both locally and nationally.
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Quality Improvement Process Form
To encourage collaboration between the emergency departments and the inpatient psychiatric facilities, a Quality Improvement process form was created assist with identifying and addressing outliers at both the referring and receiving facilities.