Seclusion and restraint practices have a long history dating back to early 18th century vagrancy laws. Since that time, due to regulatory efforts and programs such as collaborative problem-solving, there has been an overall reduction in the use of seclusion and restraint. However, more recently, reports of abuse that include deaths of patients in residential treatment facilities have brought to light the lack of psychiatric involvement in seclusion and restraint. This presentation will provide the learner with a framework for understanding seclusion and restraint practices, including the use of "chemical restraint" in its various definitions, and seclusion and restraint in public schools. Leadership and advocacy alternatives for psychiatrists will also be explored, along with an understanding of psychiatric intervention to prevent seclusion and restraint episodes.
- General Member - $20.00
- Resident-Fellow Member - $10.00
- Medical Student Member - $20.00
- Non-Member - $40.00
- Describe the history of seclusion and restraint practices and psychiatric involvement
- Identify the psychiatrist's role in seclusion and restraint practice in inpatient and residential settings
- Apply opportunities for psychiatric intervention in the teaching, prevention, and management of seclusion and restraint
- Examine the concept of chemical restraint and its relationship to PRN medication
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 75 minutes
Begin Date: April 25, 2019
End Date: April 25, 2022
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 70% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned.
Continuing Education Credit
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Kim J. Masters, M.D., DFAPA, Assistant Professor, College of Health Professions, The Medical University of South Carolina. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Ally Brown, Senior Program Manager Online Learning, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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