4032: Effective Reduction of Restraint and Seclusion in the Psychiatric Emergency Department while Maintaining a Safe Milieu
Efforts to reduce restraint and seclusion use in the Psychiatric Emergency Department were initiated in 2009. Reduction in restraint and seclusion was achieved using nursing initiated increased assessment, intervention and partnership with patients. Total restraint and seclusion data demonstrated a reduction in total use from 392 to 159 hours in a 12- month time frame.
Speaker: Julie Butchart, RN, BSN
Disclosures: This speaker has no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 30 minutes
Target Audience: RN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify challenges to reducing restraint and seclusion in the acute care setting.
2. Describe core strategies utilized to promote change in safe care delivery.
3. Discuss impact of practice changes regarding use of restraint and seclusion.
Continuing Nursing Education
0.5 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 11:20am – 12:05pm
Emergency Departments Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Release Date: January 5, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: January 31, 2014