Brayley et al. The violence management team. An approach to aggressive behaviour in a general hospital. Medical Journal of Australia. 1994.
CategoryEnvironment / staff training.
Population/countryViolent patients in general hospital / Australia.
InterventionViolence management team: six staff on call (one doctor, one nurse, four orderlies); special training; verbal placation, physical restraint, sedative medication.
Outcome measure282 calls in 44 months.
Cost measure/yearNone.
CommentsIncidents largely associated with organic mental disorders, i.e. health problem, not security/police issue. No details of training given. Population/setting irrelevant. Not evaluation.

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Cover of Violence
Violence: The Short-Term Management of Disturbed/Violent Behaviour in In-Patient Psychiatric Settings and Emergency Departments.
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