1081 Burrard Street
Joseph Puyat, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
Renata Kamieniecki, RPN
Project Support Nurse, Mental Health Program, St. Paul’s Hospital
Tamara Mihic, B.Sc. (Pharm), PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Mental Health Program, St. Paul’s Hospital
Ataa Azarbar, MD, MSc, FRCPC, ABAM (Diplomate)
Physician Lead, Unit 9A, St. Paul’s Hospital
Staff Addiction Psychiatrist, Assessment & Stabilization Unit,
Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction
Creating an Early Psychosis Integrated Care Pathway in an Inpatient Setting: Characterizing, Standardizing and Improving Care
Psychoses are disorders that cause individuals to experience a loss of contact with reality. Currently, a range of early intervention treatments and services are available to those experiencing psychosis. The extent to which they are provided are marked with variability in many areas.
A team of mental health clinicians from St. Paul’s Hospital was assembled to create the province’s first care integrated care pathway (ICP) for care being provided to individuals diagnosed with early psychosis (EP) in the inpatient care setting. The objectives of this project include:
- Characterizing the inpatient care received by individuals experiencing EP episodes
- Creating an ICP for individuals experiencing EP based on best practice evidence for the acute hospital inpatient setting
- Evaluating patient outcomes of individuals who received care based on the ICP
In this seminar, presenters will highlight:
- The results from a retrospective chart review that found wide variation in the clinical care processes and provision of inpatient sevices to young adults experiencing episodes of EP;
- The experiences of the team in developing and implementing the ICP, as informed by the chart review results and best practice evidence within Canada and as guided by a patient-centred change management approach; and,
- The results of the initial evaluation conducted by the quality improvement team.
Work in Progress (WiP) presentations take place at St. Paul’s Hospital in the Hurlburt Auditorium on alternating Wednesdays from 12:00–1:00 PM. These seminars provide investigators with an opportunity to present ongoing research, obtain feedback from colleagues and peers, and make new connections for their projects. Talks are open, and a light lunch is served.