ED Pathway for Evaluation/Treatment of Children with Behavioral Health Issues

Safety, Observation Level, Environment

Safety

Observation Levels

During observation, the patient is restricted to the ED with the exception of medically necessary tests.
Enter an EPIC order for observation level (type in observation, choices below will appear)

Visual 1:1 Observation The patient is observed and within eyesight of assigned staff at all times
Parent may perform observation, if deemed appropriate by ED Attending, Social Worker, Psychiatrist
Visual and Arms
Length 1:1 Observation
The patient is observed and is within eyesight and arms reach by an assigned staff at all times. Patient’s family is prohibited from performing this level of observation.

Environment