Category list : Patient restraint
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Ethical issues in patient restraintSubscription
How to use the “four-quadrant” approach to analyse different restraint situations
Despite guidelines recommending less coercive methods, physical restraint is still commonly used in many UK mental health settings.
‘I hate the idea of restraining patients’Subscription
Do you have any advice for this student nurse?
We must ensure the wrongs of Winterbourne View are righted, says Jim Blair
The use of physical restraint in psychiatric hospitals has been widely reported after the publication of a report by the mental health charity MIND on the use of the practice in England.
DH launches new controls on patient restraint Subscription
New guidance to stop the “outdated” and potentially “dangerous” use of physical restraint on care patients have been launched by the Department of Health.
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.
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.
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.
The government has launched a consultation to review guidance on safeguarding vulnerable adults. Nerys Hairon highlights the main points for nurses