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Aggression, Seclusion & Restraint in Mental Health Facilities in NSW

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2012_035

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Mental Health

Summary
This document discusses interventions to be undertaken in NSW mental health facilities to minimise and manage disturbed behaviour. Its major focus is on the prevention of aggression. It also includes information about seclusion and restraint practices.

Date of Publication: 26 June 2012

Replaces:

  • Seclusion Practices in Psychiatric Facilities [PD2007_054]
Author Branch: Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office

This document applies to: Local Health Districts, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Specialty Network Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations

Audience: Mental Health Staff, Emergency Depts, Security Staff, Nursing

Distributed to: Public Health System, Health Associations Unions, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health, Tertiary Education Institutes

Review Date: 30 June 2016

Policy Manual: Patient Matters

File No: H10/65241-3

Status: Active

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Aggression, Seclusion & Restraint in Mental Health Facilities in NSW

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