Improving Knowledge Through An Educational Program On An Integrated Care Pathway For Self- Injurious Behavior (SIB)

Poster A141, Thursday, October 20, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Le Baron

Regina Green1; 1Villanova University, 2Kennedy Health

To date, there is a lack of standardized treatment for individuals with self-injurious behavior (SIB) and intellectual and developmental disability (IDD). This paper is aimed at addressing the lack of knowledge and standardization in treating individuals who engage in frequent and significant SIB to the head. Specifically, this paper will address how an evidence-based integrated care pathway can increase the level of knowledge for treatment team members working with individuals with IDD (and/or other psychiatric diagnoses) that engage in frequent and/or significant SIB. Treatment team members were trained on an educational program related to SIB and an integrated care pathway for SIB to the head. It is anticipated that this pathway will increase treatment team knowledge of best practices, decrease clinical variation, standardize care, and improve clinical outcomes with this vulnerable population. Finally, implications for more broadly utilizing integrated care pathways in healthcare assessment and delivery are discussed.

Topic Area: Translational Research

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