3017.1-22: Decreasing Duration of Mechanical Restraint Episodes

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3017.1-22:  Decreasing Duration of Mechanical Restraint Episodes 

Mechanical restraint is a dangerous emergency measure used to manage crises, yet surveillance of restrained individuals is often delegated to unlicensed staff. When a nurse-led change in practice provided psychiatric intensive care during restraint, with a registered nurse continuously at the bedside, the mean duration of restraint episodes decreased 30%.


Presenter:
  Diane E. Allen, DNP, PMHRN-BC, NEA-BC, FACHE(R)

Disclosures:  The APNA planners and faculty have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
  19 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of providing psychiatric intensive care, by a Registered Nurse, to mechanically restrained individuals.

Keywords:  Mechanical Restraint, Psychiatric Emergency, Safety Monitoring


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.25 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, 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 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 as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 36th Annual Conference
Long Beach, CA

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2025

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