Violence: The short-term management of disturbed/violent behaviour in in-patient psychiatric settings and emergency departments
This is an extract from the guidance. The complete guidance is available at guidance.nice.org.uk/cg25
3 Implementation in the NHS
Local health communities should review their existing practice for the short-term management of disturbed/violent behaviour in psychiatric in-patient settings and emergency departments against this guideline. The review should consider the resources required to implement the recommendations set out in Section 1, the people and processes involved and the timeline over which full implementation is envisaged. It is in the interests of service users that the implementation is as rapid as possible.
Relevant local clinical guidelines, care pathways and protocols should be reviewed in the light of this guidance and revised accordingly.
Information on the cost impact of this guideline in England is available on the NICE website and includes a template that local communities can use.
This guideline should be used in conjunction with the NICE guideline on schizophrenia (see Section 6) and the Commission for Health Improvement audit material created by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2004).
Suggested audit criteria are listed in Appendix D. These can be used as the basis for local clinical audit, at the discretion of those in practice.