Care team ‘huddles’ reduced physical restraint events at children’s hospital

Coordinated “huddles” with care teams reduced physical restraint events in one children’s hospital’s medical behavioral health unit, according to study findings published in Pediatrics.
One of the researchers said the study was prompted by a prior investigation conducted during his residency, in which he worked with children who were hospitalized for mental and behavioral health conditions.
“When I was a resident, one of the things that I experienced was getting called to the bedside when a child who was hospitalized had become agitated,” Evan M. Dalton, MD,

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