Category list : Patient restraint
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Attending a conference on reducing restrictive practice earlier this week, I found it difficult to hear stories of patient deaths and injuries as a result of restraint.
The number of injuries to staff while trying to restrain patients at mental health trusts in England has risen by 300 in a year, reversing a previous trend, latest data has revealed.
Verbal aggression, such as personal insults, name-calling, and discriminatory remarks, by patients is linked with a higher level of anger among mental health nurses than physical violence, according to UK researchers.
A Yorkshire trust is leading the way nationally in eliminating face down restraint from its inpatient wards, following the introduction of nurse-led training for all staff that focuses on defusing difficult situations.
The prison service is struggling to meet the health needs of the increasing number of older people living and dying in jail, leading to “unacceptable examples of poor care”, according to a watchdog report.
People with mental health problems should be involved in preventing violent behaviour and get a “debrief” after any incident that involved them being restrained or sedated, suggest proposals.
The use of physical restraint for mental health patients has increased by almost 17% in the past three years, according to an analysis by the Liberal Democrats.
Having enough registered nurses on a hospital ward may reduce the use of patient restraining devices, according to a US study.
Reducing need to restrain vulnerable patientsSubscription
The Department of Health’s 2014 guidance on appropriate and safe use of restraint for patients who are vulnerable emphasises that it should only be used as a last resort
‘I hate the idea of restraining patients’Subscription
Do you have any advice for this student nurse?