Reducing Mechanical Restraints in Acute Psychiatric Care Settings Using Rapid Response Teams


This article describes the use of rapid response teams to reduce the use of mechanical restraints (i.e., restricting a person’s movement through the use of a mechanical device such as a backboard, net, or papoose) in an acute psychiatric care setting. Rapid response teams have proven highly effective for emergent medical patients, but have not typically… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11414-006-9036-0