Seclusion and Restraint: When and How

Aug 01, 2005

"The use of restraints . . . may have catastrophic impact on outpatient treatment compliance, leading to a vicious cycle of noncompliance followed by admission to a PES, with the possibility of repeated use of restraints."

"It is essential to reduce a patient's severe level of agitation to prevent the use of restraint and seclusion."

--Leslie S. Zun, MD, MBA

"There are limited indications for restraining or secluding a patient, and staff convenience is not one of them."

--Leslie S. Zun, MD, MBA

"The use of restraints . . . may have catastrophic impact on outpatient treatment compliance, leading to a vicious cycle of noncompliance followed by admission to a PES, with the possibility of repeated use of restraints."

--Avrim B. Fishkind, MD

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