- Education and Activities
- Alcohol and drugs
- Relationships and bullying
- Thoughts and anxiety
- Sexual health
- Professionals and resources
The HEARTSMAP tool has been validated prospectively at the BC Children’s Hospital. It was found to have 100% sensitivity in identifying youth who were ultimately hospitalized. HEARTSMAP has been in use at the BCCH emergency department as the standard assessment tool for youth with mental health emergencies since January 2015. HEARTSMAP has since been further tested among a range of ED clinicians who assess and manage youth mental health emergencies in non-pediatric centres (physicians, psychiatric liaison nurses, and social workers). With high inter-user agreement (domain scores k=0.75 to 0.90), HEARTSMAP is reliable for use across emergency healthcare providers from diverse disciplines (1).
As part of a quality improvement initiative, the HEARTSMAP tool is now being implemented across British Columbia, in the Vancouver Coastal, Providence, Fraser, Northern Health, and Interior Health Authorities. The map below indicates sites that have received HEARTSMAP training.
- Virk, P., Stenstrom, R., & Doan, Q. (2018). Reliability testing of the HEARTSMAP psychosocial assessment tool for multidisciplinary use and in diverse emergency settings. Paediatrics & Child Health, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1093/pch/pxy017