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Therapeutic safe holding with children and young people in hospital

Kennedy, Robert; Binns, Frances


Robert Kennedy

Frances Binns


This article demonstrates how a strategy to improve patient safety and the patient experience in hospital health care was implemented in a large tertiary children’s hospital. A children and young people’s therapeutic safe holding policy and training programme for all clinical nursing staff was developed and introduced. The strategy aimed to define best practice and equip healthcare professionals with the appropriate tools to deliver care safely, effectively and in the best interests of the child or young person.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 29, 2015
Online Publication Date May 9, 2016
Publication Date May 9, 2016
Deposit Date Feb 8, 2024
Journal Nursing Children and Young People
Print ISSN 2046-2336
Electronic ISSN 2046-2344
Publisher RCN Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Issue 4
Pages 28-32
Keywords autism, child health, healthcare interventions, learning difficulties, paediatrics, pain, play, therapeutic safe holding
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