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Crisis prevention management: a program to reduce the use of seclusion and restraint in an inpatient mental health setting.

Lewis, Maureen; Taylor, Karin; Parks, Joyce.
Issues Ment Health Nurs; 30(3): 159-64, 2009 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-19291492
The use of seclusion and restraint in the treatment of mentally ill patients is a highly controversial and potentially dangerous practice. A group of direct care psychiatric nurses in a large urban teaching hospital created an evidenced-based performance improvement program that resulted in a decrease in the use of seclusion and restraint. No additional funds were required to develop this program. The public health prevention model was the framework utilized. Early results show a 75% reduction in the use of seclusion and restraint with no increase in patient or staff injuries since its implementation.
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