Violence Prevention: Inpatient and Emergency Settings

Agitated Patients? They May Be Taking Their Cue From You
An exploration of the role of transference dynamics and affect regulation in treating patients.
Prevent Workplace Violence in Psychiatric Settings
An overview of ways to reduce incidents of workplace assaults in psychiatric settings.
Six Core Strategies for Reducing Seclusion and Restraint Use
From the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, these strategies are designed to reduce the rate of seclusion and restraint use.
Identifying Key Factors Associated with Aggression on Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Wards
Study assessing the relationship of patient violence to other variables.
Violence in the Emergency Care Setting
A position statement from the Emergency Nurses Association on the incidence rate of workplace violence in the healthcare industry.
Innovations: Child Psychiatry: Use of Collaborative Problem Solving
Presentation focusing on ways to reduce seclusion and restraint in child and adolescent inpatient units.
Violence Prevention in Inpatient Psychiatric Settings
A systematic review of studies about the perceptions of violence from care staff and patients.
Medical Evaluation of the Behavioral Health Emergency Patient
An article discussing the medical evaluation of individuals with behavioral health symptoms.
Engagement as Element of Safety on Inpatient Units
White paper exploring the connection between patient engagement and safety.
The Evolution of Practice Changes in the Use of Special Observations
Discussion of ways to reduce reliance on intense observation.
Verbal De-escalation of the Agitated Patient: Consensus Statement of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry Project BETA De-escalation Workgroup
Explores alternatives to traditional de-escalation techniques.
Project BETA stresses verbal de-escalation for agitated ED patients
Report emphasizing the efficacy of verbal de-escalation.
Treatment of Psychiatric Patients in Emergency Settings
Article discussing different emergency care settings and intervention techniques.
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