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To maintain safety and security for all individuals in the hospital environment, in the least restrictive and safest way during an episode of escalation.
It is the policy of Northwest Community Healthcare to effectively assess the potential need for de-escalation and/or physical control and implement only strategies approved by Northwest Community Healthcare.
A. Silent Mr. Strong is called when the potential need exists for implementation of restraint procedures. The Hospital overhead page is not used for a silent Mr. Strong. To initiate a silent Mr. Strong, Security is notified by paging #4141. Give location and brief description of circumstance.
B. An overhead page Mr. Strong is called when need for assistance with restraint procedures is imminent. To initiate an overhead Mr. Strong, dial 3333, notify operator of Mr. Strong, and give location.
II. Roles and Responsibilities:
A. Person de-escalating the individual:
Source: Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL.