It’s Traumatic For All Involved When An ER Patient Must Be Restrained. But What’s The Right Solution?

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Researchers talked to patients who had been restrained, and they characterize the experience as “traumatic as hell.” But emergency departments are more and more handling mental health patients in an over-stressed system, and there needs to be a way to control an agitated person. In other public health news: “doctor dogs,” in vitro fertilization, severe combined immunodeficiency disease, hospital grown recalls, and more. Syndicated from https://khn.org/morning-breakout/its-traumatic-for-all-involved-when-an-er-patient-must-be-restrained-but-whats-the-right-solution/