This page is STILL under CONSTRUCTION!
Until this "blurb" is REMOVED, this page remains a "rough draft" version, and its contents should NOT NECESSARILY be implemented as currently written. However! Protocol-writers with a strong understanding of the information contained within the articles, "All Tied Up & No Place To Go" and "Restraint Asphyxia Silent Killer," should be able to use this "ROUGH" information to build their own protocol. If you have "time" to delay your protocol writing, PLZ check back here periodically, to see if MY version of this protocol has been completed!
Violent Confusion, Violent Resistance, or Violently Confused
describes someone who's confused resistance is performed with a degree of strength that requires MORE than one or two individuals to safely and effectively overcome. A Violently Confused individual seeks only to "escape" or "avoid contact with" others. His violent attempts to do so are confused, but are strong enough to inadvertently threaten harm to himself or others. Still, an individual exhibiting Violent Confusion or Violent Resistance is NOT acting in a manner that suggests a purposeful INTENT to harm himself or others. (This significantly differs from someone who is "Combative.") When others discontinue contact with him, a Violently Confused or Violently Resistive individual will discontinue attempting to harm others.
describes someone who may or may not be "confused," but is PURPOSEFULLY attempting to cause HARM to himself or others. This is not an individual who is simply seeking to "escape" or "avoid contact with" others in a violent manner. This is someone acting in a manner that suggests a purposeful INTENT to harm himself or others. When others discontinue contact with him, a Combative individual will continue attempting to harm himself or others.
For NOW ... SEE Restraint Asphyxia - Silent Killer, Part Three!
APPROPRIATE, SAFE & EFFECTIVE, RESTRAINT PROTOCOLS:
and Basic Principles Regarding, SAFE Patient Restraint
is Employed Prior To Your Arrival
Violently Confused or Combative Trauma Patient