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Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:08 pm

I am also interested in hearing about the use of seclusion in inpatient units. We are currently having a review as the head of Psychiatry thinks we are 'overusing' seclusion. It's quite a frustrating exercise considering the increasing levels of violence seen, the staff shortages, the lack of skilled nurses. What's happening everywhere else.



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May 23, 2006, 05:10 am

I think the situation is probably the same in most inpatient units as we were recently told that we are "overusing" seclusion, but with the levels of violence we see in our patients we really do need it at times. In the last couple of years I have seen the level of general violence on the ward increase greatly with no formal training in the management of such violence forthcoming, therefore we are often left with little choice but to use seclusion to de-escalate situations.

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