The frequency and complexity of the behaviours seen in the critical care quite alarming. Although the article speaks of increasing crisis intervention knowledge and security, it makes no mention of the amount of practice and preparation needed to confidently address these very crucial confrontations. In my experience, a Code White Team needs to practice regularly so that all memebers have the opportunity to truely experience a team response approach. All staff need to be trained in relevant crisis intervention modules that are specific to what they experience in their respective departments. It is also up to the department leads and administrators to create time and resources necessary for employees to have the opportunity to practice their skills. Lets face it, 16 hours of lecturing in a calendar of 730 days fails to produce the expected results.
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