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Indicator for Violent Behavior

Purpose

This tool with the acronym STAMP was designed to identify five distinctive elements of observable behavior that indicate the potential for violence in patients and those who accompany them.

Contents

  • This one-page danger assessment tool called STAMP identifies five distinctive elements of observable behavior that indicate the potential for violence in patients and those who accompany them
  • These five interconnected components are: Staring and eye contact, Tone and volume of voice, Anxiety, Mumbling and Pacing.
Contact Person/Organization: 

Lauretta Luck, Debra Jackson & Kim Usher, "STAMP: components of observable behaviour that indicate potential for patient violence in emergency departments," Journal of Advanced Nursing (2007), Volume 59, Issue 1, pages 11W19; lauretta.luck@jcu.edu.au

Type of Tool:

Publication Date: 
2007
Videos: 

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Nurse and the Angry Patient