Seclusion & Restraint

Position Papers and Standards

Dear APNA Friends and Family,
On behalf of APNA, I am very pleased to present the updated APNA Seclusion and Restraint Position Statement and Standards. These two documents were originally published in 2000 and have been revised to reflect the evolving nature of our practices and the new CMS and JCAHO guidelines.
We are extremely grateful to the Task Force on Seclusion and Restraint, which was ably co-chaired by Lynn DeLacy and Amy Rushton. I am particularly grateful to my fellow board member Marlene Nadler Moodie who served as board liaison to this project.
The task force consisted of over 100 APNA members who put in many hours and provided valuable input to complete the final document. On behalf of APNA and all of psychiatric-mental health nursing, I extend our appreciation for their wisdom and support.
I hope that you will find the position paper and accompanying standards useful to you in your practice and encourage you to put them to use in your institutions.

Jeanne Clement, Ed, APRN, BC, FAAN
President 2007-2008, APNA

Seclusion & Restraint Position Statement
Seclusion & Restraint Standards
Seclusion & Restraint Acknowledgements


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