- Pennsylvania State Hospital system's seclusion and restraint reduction programGregory M Smith
Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 18109 2498, USA
Psychiatr Serv 56:1115-22. 2005..This study examined the use of seclusion and mechanical restraint from 1990 to 2000 and the rate of staff injuries from patient assaults from 1998 to 2000 in a state hospital system...
- Psychiatric use of unscheduled medications in the Pennsylvania state hospital system: effects of discontinuing the use of P.R.N. ordersGregory M Smith
Allentown State Hospital, Allentown, PA 18109, USA
Community Ment Health J 44:261-70. 2008..Cessation of p.r.n. medication use for psychiatric indications has significantly decreased patient exposure to unnecessary psychotropic medications and has resulted in a safer hospital system...