The Impact of Milieu Nurse-Patient Shift Assignments on Monthly Restraint Rates on an Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit

The Impact of Milieu Nurse-Patient Shift Assignments on Monthly Restraint Rates on an Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit

The purpose of this retrospective, comparative project was to identify if the use of milieu nurse-patient shift assignments impact monthly restraint rates on an inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric unit. The milieu nurse-patient shift assignment combines nurse presence and cognitive milieu therapy into a nursing shift assignment to provide structure, safety, and security, increasing early identification and intervention of crises.