LITERATURE REVIEW 7 Weiland, T. J., Ivory, S., & Hutton, J. (2017). Managing acute behavioral distrubances in the emergency department using the environment, policies and practices: A systematic review . Western Journal of Emergency Medicine , 18 (4), 647-661. Type of Study: Systematic Review Design Type: Comparative descriptive Framework/Theory: Not specified Emergency Departments Concepts: acute behavioral disturbances, emergency department, non-pharmacological, restraint Independent Variable: non-pharmacological interventions Dependent Variable: management of acute behavioral disturbances, reduction in violence Controlled Variable: None identified
LITERATURE REVIEW 8 Interventions for managing acute behavioral disturbances in the ED are limited in number and quality. There is preliminary evidence for environmental changes in the ED including behavioral rooms, security updates, and modifications to policies and procedures. The lack of evidence-based interventions for safe and effective behavioral management is concerning and it is vital that it is addressed. Level I
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