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AADMD Guidelines for Medical Immobilization and Procedural Stabilization

in Rick Rader MD, AADMD Policy Statement

Medical Immobilization and Procedural Stabilization (MIPS) is the application of protocols used to provide the clinician with the best scenario for a successful outcome of a clinical procedure that could not be completed with a patient that is unable or incapable of adhering to the recommendations provided by the clinician. Examples of these procedures include suturing, removal of foreign bodies, dental procedures, injections, venipuncture, examination of injuries etc. MIPS are employed during procedures when there is potential for medical or dental benefit to the patient and the patient’s physical movements may produce harm to the patient during the procedure. Explanations of benefits, necessity, rationale, alternative considerations, ramifications and rights and choices will always be provided to the individual and legal conservators. MIPS constitutes a body of available approaches to protection of a patient requiring such procedures; it is recommended that the clinician be both familiar with the continuum of approaches and consider the most humanistic, safe and efficacious choice for the individual patient for that time and setting. The AADMD is committed to periodically reviewing these guidelines, amending them as called for and providing clinicians, patients and families with updates on its applications.

To read the guidelines, please read the attached PDF.

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