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Seclusion and Restraint Regulatory Review - 2017 Edition





Credit Hours: CME 1.25

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in psychiatry and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the reasons and justification for seclusion and restraint
  • Define excited delirium, the risk factors, observable signs and treatment protocol
  • Identify what chemical restraint is and when PRN or "stat" medication is acceptable
  • Recognize the requirements for Non-violent Non Self-Destructive and Violent Self-Destructive seclusion and restraint and the MD In-Person Evaluation for both
  • Summarize the complete sequence for Non-violent Non Self-Destructive and Violent Self-Destructive seclusion and restraint and when each should be discontinued.
  • Distinguish the requirements for emergency safety interventions
  • Describe the post seclusion and restraint requirements, process and procedures

Ken Nash, MD — Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Chief of Clinical Services/Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.