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Use of physical restraints remains a highly controversial topic. Even with proven efficacy in restraint usage across multiple settings, for years, investigators have debated whether or not the risks outweigh the benefits. There is a growing concern regarding restraints-related negative consequences. Although over the past two decades, with new regulations,(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors sought to assess the documentation of suicide risk assessments performed by psychiatry residents in a psychiatric emergency service (PES) and to identify differences in documentation between previously used paper charts and a new electronic medical record (EMR) system based on the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)-risk(More)
BACKGROUND In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East coast claiming 159 lives and destroying an estimated $65 billion in property. Overnight, hospitals still in operation, such as Maimonides Medical Center, were faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges in providing adequate health care services. OBJECTIVES This study had 3 goals: (1) to(More)
  • A Taub
  • 1975
Symptoms are the verbal and nonverbal communicative expressions of experience. At any one time, the symptom is dependent on structural changes, genetic variations, metabolic abnormalities, immunopathic and other disorders, and the totality of social, economic, and situational experience. Complaints of pain may vary with time depending on the interaction of(More)
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