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Ten strategies to extinguish potentially explosive behavior

Leckey, Donna K. BSN, RN, EMT-Paramedic

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000398711.26310.58

Protect your patients and yourself with these 10 practical strategies for defusing violent situations.

Donna K. Leckey is a staff nurse and response training/crisis management instructor at Torrance State Hospital in Torrance, Pa. She is also an emergency medical technician and paramedic with Paramedic Citizens Ambulance Service in Hillsdale, Pa. and a graduate student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pa.

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