2019 Seclusion and Restraint: Assessment and Risk Mitigation

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2019 Seclusion and Restraint: Assessment and Risk Mitigation

Following the guidelines of the updated and revised APNA position statement and standards of Seclusion and Restraint, this session was developed in hopes of reminding nurses of the risks associated with seclusion and restraint, and the ability for nurses to mitigate these risks and recognize the readiness for release.

Presenters: Diane Allen, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC, FACHE; Stephanie Bradley, MSN, APRN-BC; Todd Lauster, BA, RN-BC

Contributing APNA Member Nurses: Gisela Catano-Mahoney, MEd, RN-BC; Sandra Gary, BSN, RN-BC; Justin Souther, RN-BC

Disclosures: The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length: 42 minutes

Target Audience: RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify at least two risks of harm during seclusion and restraint.
2. Describe two interventions to mitigate risks of harm during seclusion and restraint.
3. Recognize indicators of readiness for discontinuation of seclusion and restraint. 

Keywords: Seclusion, Restraint, Safety

Continuing Nursing Education
1.0 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 earn a passing score on the post test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

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


Release Date:  September 18, 2019
The contact hours for this session expire:  September 30, 2022

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