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Restraint and Seclusion: Training Staff on Close Observation Precautions for At-Risk Patients

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Restraint and Seclusion: Training Staff on Close Observation Precautions for At-Risk Patients

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Presented on:Tuesday, December 10, 2019
 | 1:00–2:30 p.m. EST

Presented by: Kevin Ann Huckshorn, PhD, MSN, RN, CADC, ICRC

Special precautions are used when patients are at risk of self-harm, especially in settings that do not otherwise have safe spaces available. This training program will provide information for supervisors and staff observers about restraint and seclusion, ensuring they can meet both the needs of patients and the myriad of rules and regulations, all while keeping staff safe.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe basic best-practice interventions to prevent use of seclusion or restraint
  • Identify core risk factors for conflicts and aggression in healthcare settings
  • Describe core competencies for one-to-one observers and who should serve in these roles
  • Identify basic de-escalation competencies


  • Overview of best practice restraint and seclusion prevention strategies
  • Factors leading to conflicts and aggression in healthcare settings
  • What should basic training include for one-to-one observers and who should (or shouldn’t) be in that role
  • De-escalation guidelines


Who Should Listen?

  • Med-surg and Behavioral Health Nurse Managers
  • Emergency Department Managers
  • Security Supervisors
  • Compliance Officers

Meet the Speaker

Kevin Ann HuckshornKevin Ann Huckshorn, PhD, MSN, RN, CADC, ICRC, is a licensed and certified mental health nurse and substance abuse clinician with practical knowledge based on 38 years of professional frontline experience. She has extensive experience in inpatient and outpatient program development, including developing and managing peer-run projects, leading state hospital service redesign, and directing recovery-based mental health and substance abuse services. From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Huckshorn served as the director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health for the state of Delaware. Prior to her work with the state of Delaware, Dr. Huckshorn was the past director of the Office of Technical Assistance for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and the National Coordinating Center for Seclusion and Restraint Reduction. There she led the development of an evidence-based model to prevent violence and the use of seclusion and restraint, titled “Six Core Strategies.” This model appears on the federal NREPP database of approved models (2001–2009). She is currently the director of evidence-based practices/programs for Wellpath Recovery Solutions.


Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version will be available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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