Or. Admin. R. 309-023-0170 - Staff Training

(1) The facility shall have policies and procedures for ongoing educational programs to instruct staff regarding best practices in psychiatric emergency services.
(2) A staff training curriculum shall include, but is not limited to:
(a) Criteria for the admission of an individual who can safely be served by the facility;
(b) Recognition of indicators of violence to self or others, or assault and criteria for the transfer of the individual to or from the facility;
(c) Indicators of medical problems, identification of medication side effects, and indicators of medical problems and medical crisis;
(d) Management of aggressive behavior and de-escalation techniques;
(e) Trauma Informed care in accord with the Authority's Trauma Informed Policy at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/amh/pages/trauma.aspx;
(f) Practices to provide psychoeducation and post-discharge safety to patients and families;
(g) Best practice treatment for substance use disorders
(h) Staff training in best practices for:
(A) Lethal means counseling which may include the CALM (http://www.sprc.org/resources-programs/calm-counseling-access-lethal-means) or similar curriculum;
(B) Collaboration with patients on development of safety plans which may include guidelines established by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, http://www.sprc.org/sites/default/files/SafetyPlanningGuide%20Quick%20Guide%20for%20Clinicians.pdf; and
(C) Risk assessment.
(3) At a minimum, staff training shall be provided at time of hire and required annually, or more often if necessary.


Or. Admin. R. 309-023-0170
MHS 29-2016, f. & cert. ef. 12/29/2016

Stat. Auth.: ORS 413.042

Stats. Implemented: ORS 413.042

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