The Behavioral Health ICU: One Year Update and Program Review


The Behavioral Health ICU: One Year Update and Program Review

Hunter Gibbs, MD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
James Tew Jr., MD Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Priyanka Amin, MD Chief Resident, Resident Well-Being Initiative, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

The new calendar year kicks off with a Clinical Grand Rounds focusing on Behavioral Health Intensive Care featuring presentations by Hunter Gibbs, MD, Jamie Tew, MD, and Priyanka Amin, MD.  Dr. Gibbs serves as Medical Director of the Behavioral Health Intensive Care Unit at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. Dr. Tew serves as the Associate Chief of Clinical Services for Inpatient Services.  Dr. Amin is a PGY-4 in the Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program and serves as the Chief Resident for the Resident Well-Being Initiative at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital.

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital opened its Behavioral Health Intensive Care Unit (BHICU) in November 2017 to provide expert care and intensive psychiatric medication management for patients with high clinical acuity. It provides a safe, therapeutic environment that allows patients with severe mental illness, such as mania and psychosis related to schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, to progress toward recovery without jeopardizing the support and safety of other patients. Our speakers will discuss the impact the unit has had on clinical care.

Location. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital Auditorium

For More Information. Please contact Frances Patrick (Telephone: 412-246-6787; Email: patrickfm@upmc).

The entirety of this program will be a lecture by the speaker(s). All individuals able to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. Registration is not required for this event. This event is free and there will be no refunds. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Continuing Education Credit:  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours.  In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference.  WPIC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  WPIC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.
The indicated number of clock hours of continuing education is provided through Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC’s Office of Educational Resources and Planning, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education in accordance with all the applicable educational and professional standards of the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapist. These clock hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT renewal.  For more information, call (412) 204-9085.