3032-19: Guardians of the Galaxy: Mobilizing Quality Improvement Teams to Reduce Restraint and Staff Injury

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3032-19: Guardians of the Galaxy: Mobilizing Quality Improvement Teams to Reduce Restraint and Staff Injury

People with mental health/substance use crisis can exhibit symptoms resulting in restraints, staff injury, or both. This session illustrates how an interdisciplinary quality improvement approach improves outcomes among even the most behaviorally acute. Key features include involvement of front-line staff and peer supports with lived experience with mental health challenges.

Presenter:  Yolanda Baugh, RN

Disclosures:  The presenter 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:
  32 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  • Outline the steps needed to create an interdisciplinary quality improvement project to reduce restraints and staff injuries related to patients experiencing acute behavioral health crisis.

Keywords:  Crisis Assessment, Integrated Care, Mental Health Disorders 


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.5 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 with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

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