Organizational and Unit Factors Contributing to Reduction in the Use of Seclusion and Restraint Procedures on an Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit

@article{Pollard2006OrganizationalAU,
  title={Organizational and Unit Factors Contributing to Reduction in the Use of Seclusion and Restraint Procedures on an Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit},
  author={Richard Pollard and Elisia V. Yanasak and Steven A. Rogers and Andr{\'e} Tapp},
  journal={Psychiatric Quarterly},
  year={2006},
  volume={78},
  pages={73-81}
}
The use of seclusion or restraint (S/R) as an emergency medical intervention to assist patients in regaining behavioral control continues to be an area of interest and concern for the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), consistent with the ongoing concerns in the medical, patient advocate, legislative and legal communities. This study examined unit characteristics and the use of S/R in a VA facility with a secured, acute mental health unit before and after… CONTINUE READING
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