Mental Health Intensive Care Unit
HPU137 Mental Health Intensive Care Unit describes the operational, functional and design requirements for the management and treatment of individuals with complex, high acuity, and severe behavioural disturbances associated with mental health illness.
An updated revision of HPU137 Mental Health Intensive Care Unit (Revision 3, February 2019) has been uploaded. Key changes to the document include:
- removal of duplicated information included in HPU 131 Mental Health Overarching Guideline, published in March 2018;
- an update of all content with a focus on multidisciplinary provision of intensive clinical management, psychiatric medications, close observation and therapeutic engagement in a secure environment, until the consumer’s acute symptoms and behavioural disturbances have stabilised and the level of risk is reduced such that the consumer can be safely transferred to a less restrictive setting;
- inclusion of design strategies that support self-management through a range of therapeutic spaces, e.g. quiet, activity, de-escalation suite and sensory modulation rooms; and
- a general update of the schedule of accommodation to align with the recently revised mental health standard components.