4012: A Decade of Transformation: Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Techniques and Triumphs Ten Years Later
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4012: A Decade of Transformation:  Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Techniques and Triumphs Ten Years Later      
The New Freedom Commission on Mental Health asserted that for transformation to occur, policy, practice, and attitudes need to be aligned to support change. This presentation will describe a multi-faceted seclusion/restraint reduction program which reduced seclusion use by 94%, and restraints by 88% The impact of incorporating unit research, trauma informed principles and insights from the Recovery Model will be discussed. 

 

Speaker: Joan Strenio MSN, PMHCNS-BC      
Disclosures: The speaker has no conflicts of interest to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.      

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN       

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:  
1. Name three principles identified in the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health report that have practical implications for behavioral crisis management.   
2. Describe three strategies adopted by the hospital which helped reduced seclusion and restraint.      
3. Discuss the seclusion/restraint reduction results acheived by the hospital in the ten years between 2000 and 2009.      

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 Contact Hour, upon completion of an evaluation. Certificate generated online.    
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.    

 

Originally Presented
Saturday, October 16th:  9:25-10:10am  
APNA 24th Annual Conference
Kentucky International Convention Center
Louisville, Kentucky    

 

The contact hours for this session expire: February 25, 2013

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.