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Ensuring staff safety when treating potentially violent patients.

Roca RP, Charen B, Boronow J. Ensuring Staff Safety When Treating Potentially Violent Patients. JAMA. 2016;316(24):2669-2670. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.18260.

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January 18, 2017
Roca RP, Charen B, Boronow J. JAMA. 2016;316:2669-2670.

Patients with psychiatric conditions can affect the safety of others in the care setting. This commentary recommends strategies to reduce risks associated with potentially violent patients, such as providing training for staff regarding how to respond to aggressive behaviors and developing incident management approaches.

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Roca RP, Charen B, Boronow J. Ensuring Staff Safety When Treating Potentially Violent Patients. JAMA. 2016;316(24):2669-2670. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.18260.