Brookhaven Retreat Maintains Highest Quality Residential Treatment with Additional Safety Training

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Brookhaven Retreat, a residential facility exclusively for women, places safety first in order to maximize effectiveness of treatment for mental health and/or substance abuse issues.

Basic Life Support and Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Training

Basic Life Support and Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Training

This week and next, Brookhaven Retreat staff are participating in the American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support and Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens training. This training is designed to keep client safety and concern a carefully managed priority.

Proper safety precautions are not only a safety issue but also a therapeutic one. In order to close down the noises of life and allow a woman’s innermost self to be heard, she must feel safe and understood. Brookhaven places the safety and needs of clients first in order to pave the way for emotional growth and recovery. Only when a woman feels secure and free from external anxiety can she listen to her interior person and begin the healing process.

Brookhaven Retreat’s Risk Manager, therapists, nurses and program counselors will be receiving this additional training on the use of personal protective equipment and operational procedures that helps maintain the highest standards of safety in a residential treatment center. This includes training on hand washing procedures, CPR, AED use and cleaning of work surfaces.

Risk Manager Perry Kinser applauds the additional training. “All necessary staff are kept informed on how to deal with any situation should an accident occur,” he says.

For more information about the AHA Basic Life Support certification course, visit The American Heart Association.

About Brookhaven Retreat
Brookhaven Retreat is a women's treatment center nestled on a naturally beautiful 48-acre site secluded in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It has helped hundreds of women across the United States overcome depression, trauma, anxiety, substance use and a range of other behavioral health challenges. Brookhaven’s Founder, Jacqueline Dawes, has predicated its gender-specific treatment on “healing emotional breakage” for women. In this way, she has established a sanctuary and a place where women can feel safe, secure and cared for by a staff of highly trained professionals.

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