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RESTRAINTS.  Who Can be Restrained?  Restraints are only used if necessary to ensure the immediate physical safety of the patient, staff members, or.

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1 RESTRAINTS

2  Who Can be Restrained?  Restraints are only used if necessary to ensure the immediate physical safety of the patient, staff members, or others Example- a patient who is pulling at or compromising important tubes, lines, or other treatments  Why would we need to restrain a patient?  To promote healing and prevent harm

3 RESTRAINTS Less Restrictive Measures have been proven Ineffective Physician has been Updated and Orders Restraint Restraints are used in a manner that protects the patient’s health and safety and preserves his or her dignity, rights, and well being Restraints may only be applied by trained staff The patient is reassessed often so that we can discontinue the restraints as soon as possible, this is our goal! Patient’s comfort, nutrition, hydration, elimination, hygiene, and range of motion are ensured Only Used as at Last Option

4 RESTRAINTS  How can you help a patient that is restrained and may be in distress?  If you enter a patient room, and you notice the patient "does not look right”, and the restraint may have the potential to harm the patient (Change in skin color, temperature, sensation, appearance)  1. Immediately release the restraint  2. Call for help  3. Try to calm the patient if possible

5 REFERENCES & RESOURCES CMS Final Rule on the Use of Restraint & Seclusion in Acute Care Hospitals (CFR and ), December 2006 Joint Commission 2009 Accreditation Standards for Acute Care Hospitals – PC through PC Midland Memorial Hospital. (2011). Policy: Restraint or Seclusion. Retrieved August 3, 2012 from https://midland.policytech.comhttps://midland.policytech.com


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