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Restraint Statistics: 7/1/2004 - 12/31/2004

Definitions

  Manual Restraint Mechanical Restraint  
  Total Number
of Episodes
Total Hours Average
Duration
(Minutes)
Total Number
of Episodes
Total Hours Average
Duration
(Minutes)
Agnew: 8 0.65 4.9 5 3.4 41.0
Fairview: 147 57.1 23.3 423 356.5 50.6
Lanterman: 1 0.02 1.2 190 131.2 41.4
Porterville: 172 10.9 3.8 516 771.1 89.7
Sonoma: 107 15.3 8.6 66 86.3 78.5
Canyon Springs: 372 37.4 6.0 184 179.3 58.5
Sierra Vista: 353 35.4 6.0 211 180.7 51.4

  Restraint-Related
Deaths
Restraint-Related
Serious Consumer Injuries
Restraint-Related
Serious Staff Injuries
STAT Medications
Agnew: 0 0 0 6
Fairview: 0 0 0 137
Lanterman: 0 0 0 311
Porterville: 0 1 0 88
Sonoma: 0 0 0 469
Canyon Springs: 0 0 0 27
Sierra Vista: 0 1 1 80

Definitions

  • Behavioral Restraint: "Mechanical restraint" or "manual/physical restraint" used as an intervention when a person presents an immediate danger to self or others. It does not include restraints used for medical purposes, including, but not limited to, securing an intravenous needle or immobilizing a person for a surgical procedure, or postural restraints, or devices used to prevent injury or to improve a person's mobility and independent functioning rather than to restrict movement.

  • Manual/Physical Restraint: The data in this report reflect the use of a manual hold (other than "containment"), achieved by direct bodily contact between resident and staff, to restrict freedom of movement of a person's body, used as a behavioral restraint. Manual/physical restraint does not include briefly holding a person without undue force in order to calm or comfort, or physical contact intended to gently assist a person in performing tasks or to guide or assist a person from one area to another.

  • Containment: A brief physical restraint of a person for the purpose of effectively gaining quick control of a person who is aggressive or agitated or who is a danger to self or others.

  • Mechanical Restraint: The data in this report reflect the use of a mechanical device, material, or equipment attached or adjacent to the person's body that he or she cannot easily remove and that restricts the freedom of movement of a person's body, used as a behavioral restraint. The mechanical restraint data presented in this report do not include continuous, non-contingent devices, such as helmets or gloves, sometimes used to prevent injury from severe self-injurious behavior.

  • STAT Medication: The data in this report reflect administrations of emergency psychotropic medication used to control behavior, and immediately necessary for the preservation of life or the prevention of serious bodily harm to self or others, when staff judge the person's behavior to be impossible to control with elements of an existing behavior plan, and impossible to subdue with less restrictive approaches.

  • Serious Injury: Any significant impairment of the physical condition as determined by qualified medical personnel, and includes, but is not limited to, burns, lacerations, bone fractures, substantial hematoma, or injuries to internal organs.
 
 
Last Updated: 10/23/2007