Restraints

Know the Perils of Physical Interventions

K-12 teachers, administrators and staff who understand when it is appropriate to use – and not use – physical restraints will be better prepared to safely discipline kids who are a danger to themselves or others.

Report: Seclusion, Restraints Can Cause Student Injuries, Death

Read: C.o.P.s and Cops: Train Your Off-Duty Law Enforcement Officers or Else

C.o.P.s and Cops: Train Your Off-Duty Law Enforcement Officers or Else

Hospitals often employ off-duty law enforcement officers as supplemental security, but many may be doing so at their own risk. Any person employed by a health-care facility must learn about CMS’ Conditions of Participation (C.o.P.s), as well as the proper application of patient restraints and use of restrictive interventions.

Read: Responding to Abusive Patient Behavior (Part III of III): Reducing the Risks of Restraints

Responding to Abusive Patient Behavior (Part III of III): Reducing the Risks of Restraints

Although physical intervention is considered by most in healthcare security to be the method of last resort, sometimes hospital employees are left with no alternative but to use this approach on someone who becomes a danger to themselves or others. This last part of our series on managing abusive individuals discusses how hospital personnel can appropriately use restraints.

Read: How to Respond to Excited Delirium

How to Respond to Excited Delirium

This mysterious condition is a primary cause of in-custody death. Campus officers must know how to recognize it and respond appropriately.

Responding to Abusive Patient Behavior (Part I of III): 3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Training Staff

Healthcare workers, police and security personnel greatly benefit from training that shows them how to appropriately deal with patients, visitors and even other employees who may become disruptive or violent. But if that training isn’t delivered properly andto the right people, problems can result. This first part of our serieson managing abusive patients discusses how hospitals can avoid themistakes often made when developing their education programs.

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