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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 Richard Ray, MS, RN, PMH-BC – Associate Chair   Vision The Council for Safe Environments (CSE) 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 Council for Safe Environments Members   View the CSE's Key Components/Elements of a "Safe" Environment Council for Safe Environments Member Bridge Communities   CSE Advisory Panel   CSE Steering Committee Want to get involved? Join the CSE on Member Bridge! How to join .

The Safety Checks survey was sent out to the membership by the Council 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.



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