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Category list : Patient restraint

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    The ethical implications and legal aspects of patient restraintSubscription

    Clinical11 February, 2003

    It is arguable that the association of restraint with people who have severe mental health difficulties may cloud appreciation of its widespread use in other areas of nursing. The focus of this article will be on the use of restraint within a care setting for older people. This is an area of practice for which the RCN developed specific guidelines in 1999. The issues in the article are generic and the principles may apply to a variety of care settings.

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    Guidelines on use of restraint in neuroscience settingsSubscription

    Clinical7 June, 2005

    Nurses in neurosurgical settings often have to manage confused, agitated, uncooperative and sometimes aggressive patients who may attempt to leave the safety of the ward, climb out of a bed or chair, or remove tracheostomy tubes, invasive drains and intravenous or central lines. These behaviours can severely compromise patient safety.

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    Patient restraint positions in a psychiatric inpatient serviceSubscription

    Clinical17 January, 2006

    Physical intervention on psychiatric inpatient units remains a highly controversial ethical issue. The recent highly publicised inquiry into the death of David ‘Rocky’ Bennett (Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Special Health Authority, 2003) and the recommendations that were generated from it have again thrown the use of restraint into sharp focus for health care staff.

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    Nurses under pressure to use restraintsSubscription

    News3 September, 2007

    Nurses often turn to patient restraints because of pressure from managers to reduce falls, according to Hong Kong researchers.

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    Patient restraint under scrutinySubscription

    Analysis14 October, 2008

    With ‘unacceptable’ patient restraint once again the focus of public attention, Helen Mooney highlights gaps in current guidance

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    Increasing efforts to prevent abuse of vulnerable peopleSubscription

    Clinical29 October, 2008

    The government has launched a consultation to review guidance on safeguarding vulnerable adults. Nerys Hairon highlights the main points for nurses

  • Our resident American nurse Sarah Morgan

    Nursin' USA - Why do UK nurses consider restraints unacceptable?Subscription

    Opinion19 June, 2010

    Our resident American nurse Sara Morgan wonders why the UK, with such a focus on patient safety, considers even minimal restraint unacceptable?

  • Frances Healey on the use of restraints and the implications for patient safety.

    UK nurses do care deeply about patient safety – which is why they don’t use restraining vestsSubscription

    Opinion13 July, 2010

    Frances Healey on the use of restraint vests and why the UK is lucky to have avoided introducing them.

  • Minimising the use of restraint in care homes for older people: making decisions

    Minimising the use of restraint in care homes for older people: making decisionsVideoSubscription

    Video27 July, 2010

    Restraining someone can stop them living the life they would choose. But by getting to know a care home resident, staff can achieve that delicate balance between the duty to care with the need to protect. This video explores how staff can make decisions to minimise the use of restraint.

  • Minimising the use of restraint in care homes for older people: creative approaches

    Minimising the use of restraint in care homes for older people: creative approaches VideoSubscription

    Video31 July, 2010

    This video argues that care homes should re-examine their customs and practices to find new and creative ways to support residents to achieve the lives of their choice and to minimise the use of restraint.

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