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Post-incident debriefing: what nurses need to know

Restraint Reduction Network has issued guidance to support staff working in inpatient settings with children and young people

Restraint Reduction Network has issued guidance to support staff working in inpatient settings with children and young people

The Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) has issued guidance for staff working in inpatient settings to improve support for all those involved in an ‘incident’ , which the guidance defines as ‘a highly emotive interaction or event that might cause ongoing stress or distress, sometimes caused by a need not being met’.

The RRN works with health, social care and education services to inform attitudes and practice when using restraint with children and young people. It cites a 2020 Care Quality Commission (CQC) review that found staff in 81% of 313 mental health wards for children and young people, and for people with a learning

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