Local Quarterly Meetings 2013

‘An Introduction to Accreditation for Inpatient Mental Health Services (AIMS)’
Dr. Dinal Vekaria describes the Royal College of Psychiatrists AIMS accreditation processes, including AIMS-PICU developed and assessed in conjunction with NAPICU

‘A study of agitation, conflict and containment levels in association with change in ward physical environment’
A paper assessing the impact of changing a ward environment on levels of inpatient agitation and conflict on an NHS Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit.

‘The Safewards Randomised Controlled Trial’
Karen James explains the Safewards trial, and presents the research based changes you can make on your ward to reduce episodes of conflict and containment.