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Principles for Safe Management of Disturbed and /or Aggressive Behaviour and the Use of Restraint

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

Doc No.: PD2015_004

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Corporate Administration - Security
Clinical/ Patient Services - Incident management
Clinical/ Patient Services - Critical care
Personnel/Workforce - Workforce planning

Summary
The policy focuses on dealing with disturbed and / or aggressive patients or other individuals who pose a risk of harm to themselves or others. The policy outlines the principles underpining the prevention strategies and the management of disturbed and / or aggressive behaviour, and the use of manual / mechanical restraint (as an option of the last resort) for NSW public health facilities. This policy does not cover the use of pharmacological restraint and the management of mental health patient in declared mental health services and mental health facilities (refer - PD2012_035).

Date of Publication: 28 January 2015

Replaces: N/A
Author Branch: Clinical Excellence Commission

This document applies to: Local Health Districts, Specialty Network Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Public Hospitals

Audience: All staff Including Clinical, Medical, Nursing, Security Officers, Emergency Departments

Distributed to: Public Health System, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres

Review Date: 28 January 2020

Policy Manual: Patient Matters

File No: 13/769

Status: Active

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