Restraint Management: Policy, Procedure, and Management


The clinical record in nursing homes includes documentation of periodic reevaluation of the need for restraints and efforts made to release residents frequently, provide changes of position, and observe for adverse effects when restraints are used[2]. Additionally, policies and procedures regarding the ordering and use of physical restraints, as well as the recording, reporting, monitoring, and review of restraints, are required to be incorporated into facility education programs and made known to all relevant personnel in advance of implementation[2]. Furthermore, there are written policies specifying acceptable types of physical restraints, guidelines for emergency situations when restraints may be used, and requirements for staff treatment of residents to prevent mistreatment or abuse[2]. These measures aim to ensure the safe and ethical use of physical restraints in senior care facilities.


What You'll Learn

  • 1 Alternatives to Physical Restraints in Seniors Homes
  • 2 Effectiveness of Non-Pharmacological Interventions
  • 3 Misconceptions About Using Alternatives to Physical Restraints
  • 4 Examples of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Behaviour Management
  • 5 Challenges to Implementing Non-Pharmacological Interventions
  • 6 Training Staff to Use Alternatives to Restraints
  • 7 References