Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Personal De-escalation Plan

  • Nurses should be aware of environmental factors that can lead to escalating behaviours and increased agitation in clients such as crowding, noise or lack of privacy.
  • Awareness of client-specific triggers or factors that influence the client’s behaviour is a prevention strategy and key principle in personalizing a specific de-escalation plan with client identified techniques.

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