restraint & seclusion

10 RESTRAINT & SECLUSION TIPS FOR PARENTS

1) KNOW THE DANGERS

There are many serious risks associated with the use of Restraint, Seclusion, and Aversive methods, which include:
  • Death by asphyxiation
  • Bodily injury
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Heart, gastrointestinal and pulmonary complications
  • Decreased appetite and malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Incontinence
  • Agitation
  • Depression/withdrawal
  • Loss of dignity
  • Sleeping problems
  • Humiliation
  • Anxiety
  • Increased phobias
  • Increased aggression, including SIB (self-injurious behavior)
According to the Crisis Prevention Institute, some people more at risk for restraint-related positional asphyxia than others. Contributing factors include:
  • Obesity
  • Extreme physical exertion or struggling prior to, or during, restraint.
  • Breathing problems, such as asthma or emphysema.
  • Heart disease.
To minimize these risks, escalation triggers should be avoided, de-escalation techniques should be implemented, and dangerous practices should be eliminated altogether.
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