Category list : Restraint
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Attending a conference on reducing restrictive practice earlier this week, I found it difficult to hear stories of patient deaths and injuries as a result of restraint.
An evaluation conducted on five wards in a mental health trust explored staff, patients and carers’ perceptions and experiences of debrief and post-incident support
Professionals, patients and families give their views on the use of restrictive practices in psychiatric inpatient services for children and young people. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Mersey Care Foundation Trust has reduced the use of physical restraint through the ‘No Force First’ programme. It subsequently won the Patient Safety Improvement category in the 2017 Nursing Times Awards
The number of injuries to staff while trying to restrain patients at mental health trusts in England has risen by 300 in a year, reversing a previous trend, latest data has revealed.
Verbal aggression, such as personal insults, name-calling, and discriminatory remarks, by patients is linked with a higher level of anger among mental health nurses than physical violence, according to UK researchers.
A Yorkshire trust is leading the way nationally in eliminating face down restraint from its inpatient wards, following the introduction of nurse-led training for all staff that focuses on defusing difficult situations.
The prison service is struggling to meet the health needs of the increasing number of older people living and dying in jail, leading to “unacceptable examples of poor care”, according to a watchdog report.
People with mental health problems should be involved in preventing violent behaviour and get a “debrief” after any incident that involved them being restrained or sedated, suggest proposals.
The use of physical restraint for mental health patients has increased by almost 17% in the past three years, according to an analysis by the Liberal Democrats.