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Violence

This page provides details of the resources and publications available for this clinical guideline.

The guideline was reviewed in February 2012 - see CG25 Violence: review decision
Following on from this review an update of the guideline is currently in progress with an intended publication date of December 2014 - see NICE: Violence and aggression (update).

Violence: The short-term management of disturbed/violent behaviour in in-patient psychiatric settings and emergency departments (full guideline)

The National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care (NCC-NSC) was commissioned by NICE to develop these guidelines. This document describes the methods for developing the guidelines and presents the resulting recommendations. It is the source document for the NICE short-form version (135 pages).

Violence: The short-term management of disturbed/violent behaviour in in-patient psychiatric settings and emergency departments (NICE guideline)

This guideline discusses the short-term management (72 hours) of disturbed/violent behaviour in adult psychiatric settings and in service users attending emergency departments for mental health assessments. The guidance applies to all adults aged 16 years and older (83 pages).

Violence: The short-term management of disturbed/violent behaviour in in-patient psychiatric settings and emergency departments (Quick reference guide)

This quick reference guide summarises key practical recommendations to enable healthcare professionals working within acute psychiatric settings and emergency departments to safely and effectively manage actual or threatened violence. It also refers to the training necessary to manage such situations. Please refer to the NICE guideline for the full set of recommendations (24 pages).

Violence: The short-term management of disturbed/violent behaviour in in-patient psychiatric settings and emergency departments: overview algorithm

The one page algorithm identifies key stages and activities (2 pages).

Violence: The short-term management of disturbed/violent behaviour in in-patient psychiatric settings and emergency departments: overview algorithm: summary of product characteristics for rapid tranquillisation

Tabulation of characteristics for medications (5 pages).

Violence: managing disturbed / violent behaviour: information for the public

The information is presented in two parts: 'What you can expect' covers the general points made in the NICE guideline describing how the patient should be treated by staff in an in-patient area or emergency department. 'Predicting disturbed/violent behaviour looks at how staff should judge whether a patient is going to become disturbed/violent and what should happen if the patient needs to be searched (72 pages).