Management of psychiatric in-patient violence in the Anglia region. Implications for record-keeping, staff training and victim support.
Source: Psychiatric Bulletin 23(8):486-489.
Abstract: Evaluation of 384 incidents of violence against the person by adult inpatients in general psychiatric units (GPUís) and learning disability units (LDUís) in 10 Anglia Region National Health Service Trusts was conducted. Findings indicated deficiencies in documentation incidents (written record for physical restraint was unsatisfactory for 97% of GPUís and 85% of LDUís) in staff training for Ďcontrol and restraintí procedures (3% of GUPís and 100% of IDUís, in victim support policies (no written policies for 84% of GPUís and 44% of LDUís). Implication is that trusts should consider reviewing policies for staff training in prevention and management of violence. (CIRRIE Abstracts)
Institution: Department of Psychiatry, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Box 189, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, United Kingdom