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Evidence statement

Level of evidenceEvidence statement
Level 4The limited evidence suggests that the following may act as antecedents/warning signs for the occurrence of disturbed/violent incidents: verbal abuse, aggressive/agitated behaviour, threatening gestures and abnormal activity levels and staff-limit setting.

From: 7, Methods and findings

Cover of Violence
Violence: The Short-Term Management of Disturbed/Violent Behaviour in In-Patient Psychiatric Settings and Emergency Departments.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 25.
National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care (UK).
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