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Utility of the implementation of programmatic systems to reduce and eliminate restraint use for the treatment of problem behaviors with individuals with mental retardation

  title={Utility of the implementation of programmatic systems to reduce and eliminate restraint use for the treatment of problem behaviors with individuals with mental retardation},
  author={Yemonja Smalls},
1 Citations
Reduction of aggressive and violent behavior toward behavioral health unit staff and other patients: a best practice implementation project.
Enhanced evidence-based education and mock codes resulted in BHU staff competence and confidence in managing aggressive and/or violent patients, and a slight decrease in the rate of violence across all four inpatient BHUs. Expand


Physical restraint procedures for managing challenging behaviours presented by mentally retarded adults and children.
  • J. Harris
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Research in developmental disabilities
  • 1996
This paper reviews the published research literature on the use of physical restraint with mentally retarded adults and children and concludes that there are numerous processes which contribute to the outcomes associated with restraint, and these are poorly understood. Expand
A review of physical restraint minimization in the acute and residential care settings.
Evidence suggests that physical restraint can be safely reduced in residential care settings through a combination of education and expert clinical consultation and the need for further investigation into all aspects of restraint minimization. Expand
Concepts of social power and its allocation are currently being applied to many social issues. In a related manner, questions are being increasingly raised with regard to the constitutional and humanExpand
Calming agitation with words, not drugs: 10 commandments for safety
  • Current Psychiatry, Vol. 1, No 4, pp 32-39.
  • 2002
Antipsychotic medication for challenging behaviour in people with learning disability.
There is limited data on this important issue and more research is urgently needed on whether antipsychotic medication helps or harms adults with learning disability and challenging behaviour. Expand
Challenging behaviour in community services.
There was consistency in the types of behaviour which were frequently identified across the three boroughs and the range and number of behaviours suggest that staff need to be very skilled in supporting such individuals, and that effective planning and support are essential if people with challenging behaviour are to be maintained in community settings. Expand
Death of a Psychiatric Patient during Physical Restraint. Excited Delirium — A Case Report
We report the case of a young man with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia and multiple drug abuse who died in hospital following a period of prolonged physical restraint. The literature isExpand
Factors associated with sudden death of individuals requiring restraint for excited delirium.
It is indicated that unexpected sudden death when excited delirium victims are restrained in the out-of-hospital setting is not infrequent and can be associated with multiple predictable but usually uncontrollable factors. Expand
The prevalence of challenging behaviors: a total population study.
People who showed more demanding challenging behavior were more likely to need greater levels of assistance in eating, dressing and washing, be incontinent and have more restricted expressive and receptive communication. Expand