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chemical restraint

A psychopharmacologic sedative agent used for control or discipline, which is not required to treat medical symptoms.

chemical restraint

A sedative or tranquilizer given to a patient to reduce agitation or potentially hazardous behavior.

CAUTION!

Psychoactive drugs should be given to patients only when other less invasive and less hazardous means of calming or stabilizing behavior have been exhausted or when there is imminent risk of injury without their use.
See also: restraint
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If treatment is ineffective and carries heavy risks, then the antipsychotic medications are not being used for medical treatment and are instead being used to control behavior, which qualifies as a chemical restraint. Id.
Generally, nurses must recognize antipsychotic medications have a therapeutic use; not simply chemical restraints, they provide treatment resulting in a decreased need for therapeutic holding or physical restraint (Springer, 2015).
Both hospitals had least restraint policies addressing both physical and chemical restraint in place for the study duration.
For almost all procedures, chemical restraint is required.
Abstract: Chemical restraint of a free-ranging male cougar (Puma concolor) was carried out with Ketamine (90 mg) and Medetomidine (1.2 mg) by an airgun.
Therefore, no physical or chemical restraint should ever be utilized for any resident until:
This experience was not always able to overcome the administration of antipsychotic medication administration, however, and when relatives described inappropriate use of antipsychotic medication, they often referred to this as 'chemical restraint'.
Chemical restraint in the form of sedation or anesthesia is often required for more invasive procedures and may result in alleviation of stress associated with manual restraint in birds.
Chemical Restraint and Anaesthesia of Elephants, Proc Ann Elephant Workshop, Jacksonville, Florida, p.
The Health Information and Quality Authority said the case raised serious concerns about oversight and use of medications and what it called "chemical restraint" at Cregg House in Co Sligo, a home for more than 100 adults and kids.
This program offers free training and assistance to the more than 700 nursing homes throughout the commonwealth on physical restraint elimination, chemical restraint reduction, fall management, bed and side rail safety, family/staff relationships, pressure ulcer prevention and dementia care training." (6) The CMP funds also are applied for another initiative within the PARRI entitled MAP-IT for Healthy Skin, a program focused on the prevention of pressure ulcers across the health care continuum.
I find this very distressing and ask, how we can call ourselves a progressive society when treatment practices in mental health include such a high level of physical and/or chemical restraint? This seems to be a backward step to me.

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