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The Safety Checks survey was sent out to the membership by the Institute for Safe Environments in September of 2010.  Over 300 members filled out the survey.  Click on each question to view a summary of the responses.

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.

Chairs Diane E. Allen MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC - Chair Michael Polacek, MSN, RN-BC - Associate Chair   Vision The Institute for Safe Environments (ISE) provides an integrated structure designed to thoughtfully address issues that impact the safety of persons served as well as service providers.   Goals Identify issues related to safe environments Explore current evidence related to issues Recommend strategies to promote safe, evidence-based, best practices Institute for Safe Environments Members Institute for Safe Environments Member Bridge Communities   ISE Advisory Panel   ISE Steering Committee Want to get involved? Join the ISE on Member Bridge! How to join Key Components/Elements of a “Safe” Environment Identified by members of the Institute for Safe Environments   1.



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