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Table 5 Most commonly used interventions in the management of violence

From: A descriptive survey study of violence management and priorities among psychiatric staff in mental health services, across seventeen european countries

Physical Restraint 943 17%
Seclusion 817 15%
Administering medications 795 14%
Talk therapy 609 11%
De-escalation 393 7%
Ensuring a safe environment 239 4%
Directing patients and care planning 227 4%
Observing behavior 191 3%
Risk Assessment 185 3%
Communications 182 3%
Diversional therapy 176 3%
Police Interventions 96 2%
Making agreement on patient violence 91 2%
Team work 86 2%
Other: Activate alarms; Discharge patients; ECT; More than 2 staff interventions, Security staff 390 7%
Non Category/unclear 176 3%