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Online Resource Explores Safe Psychiatric Practice
Psychiatric News
Volume 44 Number 3 page 9-9

APA's Committee on Patient Safety has created a new guide for psychiatrists practicing in clinical and hospital settings. SAFE MD Practical Applications and Approaches to Safe Psychiatric Practice can be accessed at<http://psych.org/safemd> and printed out at no cost. Each of the eight chapters provides examples of unsafe care along with discussions of what went wrong and how to prevent mistakes. The guide emphasizes applications and approaches to safe psychiatric practice in six categories: suicide, aggression, falls, elopement, medical comorbidity, and drug/medication errors. ▪

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