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physical

1. of or concerned with matter and energy
2. of or relating to physics

physical

(jargon)
The opposite of logical in its jargon sense. Compare real, virtual, and transparent.

It is said that what you can touch and see is real; what you can see but not touch is virtual; what you can touch but not see is transparent; and what you can neither touch nor see is probably imaginary.

physical

Devices at the electronic, or machine, level. Contrast with logical. See logical vs. physical.
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These policies mandated a physician order for physical restraint with further orders required every 24 hours if the need for physical restraint persisted.
Public policy on physical restraint of children with disabilities in public schools.
CARE and support Minister Norman Lamb is expected to ask a North East mental health trust for an explanation as to why it is using the highest number of "face-down" physical restraints on patients.
The data was reviewed to determine if there is any direct relationship between the use of physical restraints and factors such as the size of the facility, level of security and the type of population served.
Section 1 consisted of 10 items, including age, gender, race, ICU type, ventilated or not, memory of physical restraints, length of stay in the ICU, stressful event before admission or after discharge from the ICU, current medications, and finally a question pertaining to prior treatment for stress or psychological problems, to address the issue of pre-existing psychological problems.
Keywords: challenging behavior, applied behavior analysis, intellectual disability, aggression, autism, physical restraint
There did not seem to be consistent patterns between the actions that were significantly associated with improvement in physical restraint and those that were significantly associated with improvement in pain.
While PRCMHS has been recognized for its high standards, the organization has struggled with the issue of using seclusion and physical restraints, especially on our child and adolescent (C & A) unit.
In lieu of physical restraints, alarms notify staff when residents leave their bed or chair; even so, staff must exercise constant vigilance over some particularly clever residents--one correctly inferred that placing heavy books on her bed would prevent the alarm from sounding.
Physical restraint was used in five countries and mechanical restraint in seven.
Providing staff and family members with effective ongoing training about physical restraint elimination that covers the risks and consequences of physical restraints and the facility's commitment to a restraint-free environment
But there have now been nearly three dozen such deaths and thousands of reports of severe abuse in programs that use corporal punishment, brutal emotional attacks, isolation, and physical restraint in an attempt to reform troubled teenagers.

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