Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Articles about the dangers of restraint and seclusion

Any restraint can have devastating, unintended, long-term consequences, but the most dangerous form is face-down or face up, or prone and supine restraint. The following articles highlight the often-fatal dangers of prone restraint.

The lethal Hazard of Prone Restraint:
Positional Asphyxiation
Protection and Advocacy, INC. Investigations Unit
Oakland, California - April 2002

The Use of Seclusion is NOT Evidence-Based Practice
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Oct-Dec 2001 by Finke, Linda M

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Seclusion & Restraint - Some Surprising Finding
Kim J. Masters, M.D.

Jan/Feb 2006 AACAP News - Seclusion & Restraint - Rediscovering Pathways to Compassionate CareAmerican Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Unavoidable Risks of Injury Associated with the use of Takdowns in Restraint
Medscape Today 2006

There's No Such Thing as a Safe Restraint
Wanda K. Mohr, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
Monday March 10, 2008

Catalogue of incompetence shows dangers of restraint
United Kingdom, November 1, 2006

List of Known Restraint Deaths