Mental health professionals are invited to participate in Wearable Technology in Inpatient Psychiatry: A Solution to an Unsolved Problem, which will be presented by Michelle Patriquin, PhD, ABPP, director of Research, August 31 at 12 pm CT.
This free webinar will be presented virtually and includes continuing education credits.
Current standards of care require visual checks (e.g., Q15 checks) on patients that interrupt sleep. Given the close association between sleep disturbance and increased suicide risk, new innovative methods of inpatient safety are needed. As such, this webinar will describe the current literature highlighting this clinical and scientific gap, as well as the potential of wearable technology to be the solution.
Dr. Patriquin will review the clinical research literature regarding inpatient safety protocols and outcomes. She will highlight a new theory, the Safety-Sleep-Suicide Spiral, which was developed at The Menninger Clinic, and how wearable technology may be a solution to not only improve safety and patient outcomes, but also allow clinicians to dedicate more time to direct patient care.
The Menninger Clinic has designated one (1.0) contact/credit/clock hours for the following disciplines: