Managing violent patient incidents

the role of a behavioral emergency committee.

Landy Sparr, David Drummond, N. G. Hamilton

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Abstract

The Portland (Oregon) Veterans Administration Medical Center acknowledged the problem of dealing with aggressive and disruptive patients by establishing a behavioral emergency committee (BEC). The BEC first introduced a system for tracking disruptive patient incidents and then initiated an electronic flagging system for violence-prone patients that alerts medical center clinical and security personnel when a potentially dangerous patient is present. The committee also coordinates violence control training for medical center personnel. Since the BEC was formed, disruptive behavior among this high-risk patient group has been significantly reduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-153
Number of pages7
JournalQuality Review Bulletin
Volume14
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Managing violent patient incidents : the role of a behavioral emergency committee. / Sparr, Landy; Drummond, David; Hamilton, N. G.

In: Quality Review Bulletin, Vol. 14, No. 5, 05.1988, p. 147-153.

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Sparr, Landy ; Drummond, David ; Hamilton, N. G. / Managing violent patient incidents : the role of a behavioral emergency committee. In: Quality Review Bulletin. 1988 ; Vol. 14, No. 5. pp. 147-153.
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