3026: Sensory Room: Reducing Violent Behavior and a Viable Alternative to Seclusion and Restraints?
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3026:  Sensory Room: Reducing Violent Behavior and a Viable Alternative to Seclusion and Restraints?
Emerging evidence shows that sensory modalities can reduce restraint use. We developed a Sensory Room as a QI project to determine if this would significantly impact aggressive behaviors and the need for seclusion and restraint in our acutely ill population. We will present the data from this project and review our ongoing efforts to find creative alternatives to restraints.

 

Speakers: Janice Adam, RN-BC; Timothy Meeks, RN-BC, BSN

Disclosures: The speakers have no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length: 45 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. List 3 sensory modalities that can be effectively utilized in a multisensory environment.
2. List 3 barriers to the use of a sensory room on a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit.
3. List 2 ways that a patient's GAF score can impact the use of a sensory room.

 

Key words:  sensory room, seclusion and restraint, aggessive behaviors, psychiatric intensive care

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 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.

 

Originally Presented
Friday, October 21, 2011: 12:10pm 12:55pm
Inpatient Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Anaheim, California

 

Release Date: March 30, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: July 2, 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.