Restraint use for psychiatric patients in the pediatric emergency department.

@article{Dorfman2006RestraintUF,
  title={Restraint use for psychiatric patients in the pediatric emergency department.},
  author={David H. Dorfman and Supriya Mehta},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          7-12
        }
}
BACKGROUND Restraint of children and adolescents with psychiatric problems has generated controversy. Restraint may be defined as methods used to restrict movement or normal access to one's body. Published data to guide restraint practice are limited. OBJECTIVE To examine frequency of restraint use and patient demographics and chief complaints associated with restraint use in our pediatric emergency department. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the pediatric emergency department records… CONTINUE READING

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