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Promoting patient and nurse safety: testing a behavioural health intervention in a learning healthcare system: results of the DEMEANOR pragmatic, cluster, cross-over trial.

Hasselblad M, Morrison J, Kleinpell R, et al. Promoting patient and nurse safety: testing a behavioural health intervention in a learning healthcare system: results of the DEMEANOR pragmatic, cluster, cross-over trial. BMJ Open Qual. 2022;11(1). doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2020-001315.

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March 2, 2022
Hasselblad M, Morrison J, Kleinpell R, et al. BMJ Open Qual. 2022;11(1):e001315.

Disruptive patient behaviors in the hospital not only pose a risk to staff safety, but may also experience patient safety risks such as misdiagnosis. A behavioral intervention team (BIT) was deployed on two adult medical-surgical wards to evaluate the effectiveness of an intensive behavioral management intervention. While there were no differences in the number of behavioral issues reported in the intervention or control group, nurses rated BIT as the most beneficial support to manage patients exhibiting disruptive behaviors.

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Hasselblad M, Morrison J, Kleinpell R, et al. Promoting patient and nurse safety: testing a behavioural health intervention in a learning healthcare system: results of the DEMEANOR pragmatic, cluster, cross-over trial. BMJ Open Qual. 2022;11(1). doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2020-001315.