Assessment and Treatment Planning
During the first 24 hours, the individual undergoes a number of assessments and evaluations. The individual is seen by the attending psychiatrist, the staff nurse, and the medical physician. Over the next several days, he/she undergoes assessments and evaluations with social work, pastoral counseling, and others as ordered by attending psychiatrist.
A multi-disciplinary treatment team, under the direction of a psychiatrist and psychologist, conducts treatment planning. The attending psychiatrist formulates the immediate plan at the time of admission. Within 72 hours, the team meets to formulate the initial treatment plan. This team assembles once again before the tenth day following admission. At this meeting, the results of the evaluations are shared and the Master Treatment Plan is further developed. This plan is reviewed on a regular 30-day cycle and at the time of any significant changes in the individual's condition that would warrant a change in the plan of care. The individual can provide written input into the development of the plan. The primary therapist is responsible for reviewing the plan with the patient.