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Psychiatric Assessment, Validation and Evaluation (PAVE) Skills for Success

Psychiatric Assessment, Validation and Evaluation (PAVE) of Skills

"PAVE The Way To Safety"

PAVE is Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital's Annual Competency Event required for licensed and non-licensed clinical staff. This event requires registration. New employees hired after January 1, 2019 are not required to attend PAVE.

Participants are provided the opportunity to review skills, participate in didactic and discussion sessions, and engage in hands-on practice.

Competencies Include:

  • Nursing skills
  • Crisis Management
  • Handle with Care
  • Restraint and Seclusion
  • Safe Patient Handling
  • Other competencies as knowledge gaps identified.

There will also be an Occupational Health Station where VPH employees can get their annual TB skin test.

Hosted by Nursing Education and Professional Development.

Target Audience Mandatory Annual Competencies for licensed and non-licensed VPH staff; required skill stations based on role at VPH.

VUMC Staff
VUMC Staff
Non-VUMC Staff
Non-VUMC Staff
Not Applicable
Date(s) Annual event held each Spring
Spring 2019 dates:
- February 21 (Thursday)
- February 22 (Friday)
- March 26 (Tuesday)
- April 24 (Wednesday)
Time(s) Mutiple times will be available each day;
For specific times, please see listing in
the Learning Exchange
Location(s) Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital Gymnasium
Registration VPH Staff responsible for self-registration
in the Learning Exchange
Contact Hour(s) No Contact Hours offered
Cost No cost for VUMC Staff

Inclement Weather Policy

   PAVE will still occur during times of inclement weather.

Questions? Contact Us

Suzy Brock, Assoc Program Manager
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
Nursing Education and Professional Development
615-936-8826 or

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