interRAI Mental Health Clinical Assessment Protocols (CAPs): For Use with Community and Hospital-based Mental Health Assessment Instruments, (Standard English Edition), 9.1.1
interRAI Mental Health Clinical Assessment Protocols For Use with Community and Hospital-based Mental Health Assessment Instruments, known as CAPs, are designed to help the assessor interpret systematically all the information recorded with the instruments' assessment forms. CAPs are not intended to automate care planning; rather, they are decision-support tools to inform interactions between clinicians and persons with mental health needs.
These new CAPs can also be used with the prior generation of interRAI assessment instruments that are used in in-patient settings (RAI-MH). This set of twenty-one CAPs can be used across the continuum of mental health services, and they replace the previous Mental Health Assessment Protocols (MHAPs) for the RAI-MH. The release of these mental health CAPs follows the 2008 release of the CAPs for home care, community health, and long-term care facilities.
This book includes introductory material followed by the CAPs themselves, which are organized into the five broad areas of Safety, Social Life, Economic Issues, Autonomy, and Health Promotion. The appendix provides a summary of interRAI scales and algorithms referred to in the CAPs.
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