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Survey on violence and aggression prevention and management strategies in European renal units.
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PMID:  20591000     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
GOALS: This descriptive survey aims to explore strategies for the prevention and management of violence and aggression in renal units in 12 European countries. METHOD: The convenience sample consisting of dialysis, nephrological and transplantation units in European countries was used. A questionnaire, developed with the collaboration of National Associations, was used. Data were analysed using STATA software. A preliminary descriptive variable analysis was performed followed by a verification of the association between variables; values of p < 0.002 were considered statistically significant. RESULTS: A total of 436 completed questionnaires were received (participation rate: 22%). Written policies and procedures regarding violence and aggression are present in 18% of units. Educational strategies are available in less than 20% of units. Incidents are prevented by security staff (48%) or pharmacological treatment (66%). Incident reporting is mandatory for any violent and aggressive behaviour in 66% of units. There are differences between European countries. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Violence and aggression prevention and management strategies are not widely implemented throughout Europe. The dissemination of information on the prevention and management of violence and aggression is vital.
Alessandra Zampieron; Maria Saraiva; Rebecca Pranovi; Anastasia Laskari; Alessandra Buja
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of renal care     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1755-6686     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ren Care     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-01     Completed Date:  2010-10-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101392167     Medline TA:  J Ren Care     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-7     Citation Subset:  N    
School of Nursing, Padua University Hospital, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Health Care Surveys
Hemodialysis Units, Hospital* / organization & administration
Hospitals, Private
Hospitals, Public
Hospitals, University
Inservice Training
Organizational Policy
Professional-Patient Relations*
Renal Replacement Therapy*
Risk Management / methods*
Violence / prevention & control*

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