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Category list : Patient restraint

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  • older people

    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

  • Elderly Hand

    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

  • older man

    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.

  • patient

    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.

  • patient

    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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    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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