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Clinical Forms

Freestanding Mental Health Clinics

The PSYCKES Clinical Note PDF Document (49kb) is strongly recommended for documenting clinical reviews of medication regimens.  Using a checklist format to reduce the documentation burden on prescribers, this structured note captures the essential information about each clinical review: the client’s quality flag(s), the fact that a thorough review was conducted, the decision to continue or discontinue the medication(s), any barriers to change, and the plan for follow-up. This format also provides a simple way for prescribers to communicate progress on the Quality Improvement (QI) project to the QI team.  Use of this format has been associated with project success among clinics conducting medication-focused CQI. The note is available in editable form for maximum flexibility.

Hospital-Based Mental Health Clinics

The PSYCKES Clinical Note (Hospital-Based Clinic Version) RTF Document (110kb) | PDF Document (120kb) is strongly recommended for documenting clinical reviews of medication regimens.  Using a checklist format to reduce the documentation burden on prescribers, this structured note captures the essential information about each clinical review: the fact that a thorough review was conducted, the decision to continue or discontinue the medication(s), any barriers to change, and the plan for follow-up. This format also provides a simple way for prescribers to communicate progress on the QI project to the QI team.  Use of this format has been associated with project success among clinics conducting medication-focused CQI. The note is available in editable form for maximum flexibility.

The New Starts Checklist RTF Document(165kb) | PDF Document (126kb) was developed by the Steering Committee of the GNYHA-PSYCKES Quality Collaborative to reducing prevalence of the cardiometabolic quality concern by decreasing new starts of moderate- and high-risk antipsychotics. Completing the Checklist ensures that before starting a client on one of the target medications, the prescriber obtains information about the client's cardiometabolic conditions and considers trials of lower-risk alternatives. Hospitals and providers using the New Starts Checklist are encouraged to provide feedback on its effectiveness and any ideas for possible enhancements of the tool. The note is available in editable form for maximum flexibility.

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the PSYCKES Team.