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Restraints: Safe Application of Restraints

The use of restraints in healthcare has declined dramatically in acute, long term care and psychiatric healthcare settings as alternatives have been developed and pressure has mounted to reduce their use. However, the use of restraints cannot be eliminated, and their safe use is often required to ensure the safety of both patients and healthcare professionals.

Duration 15 min
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The use of restraints in healthcare has declined dramatically in acute, long term care and psychiatric healthcare settings as alternatives have been developed and pressure has mounted to reduce their use. However, the use of restraints cannot be eliminated, and their safe use is often required to ensure the safety of both patients and healthcare professionals. The purpose of this program is to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with guidance on the safe application, use and monitoring of restraints when alternatives are inappropriate or have proven ineffective.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Select restraints that are the least restrictive intervention that will be effective, based on an individualized assessment of the person
  • Identify and use a variety of the least restrictive restraints, including limb restraints and chair restraints
  • Conduct safe and appropriate application and monitoring of restraints
  • Identify and avoid the dangers associated with the use of restraints
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 15 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2014
Product Categories
Healthcare, Safety in Healthcare