Title

Understanding Alternative Methods to Reduce the Use of Restraints on Patients.

Presenter Information

Kaelin HirschFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

This paper explores alternative methods to reduce the use of restraints on hospitalized patients. Restraints are characterized as “any direct physical contact where the intervener's intention is to prevent, restrict or subdue movement of the body” (Hollins 2017). Existing studies have shown that decreasing the use of restraints by using alternative measures increases the overall well-being of the patient. There is a current need to explore different alternatives for restraint use in the hospital setting in order to decrease the usage of restraints. The goal is to encourage current policy development utilizing proper evidence based practice techniques. The policy investigated in this paper was obtained with permission from Henry County Medical Center in September of 2018. A comparison of this particular policy with current evidence based guidelines for the topic of alternative methods to reduce the use of restraints in the hospital was conducted, and recommendations for policy expansion are presented.

References:

Hollins, L. (2017). The NICE 10 minute physical restraint rule: A discussion of the relative risks. Journal Of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 24(9/10), 719-726. doi:10.1111/jpm.12414

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Understanding Alternative Methods to Reduce the Use of Restraints on Patients.

This paper explores alternative methods to reduce the use of restraints on hospitalized patients. Restraints are characterized as “any direct physical contact where the intervener's intention is to prevent, restrict or subdue movement of the body” (Hollins 2017). Existing studies have shown that decreasing the use of restraints by using alternative measures increases the overall well-being of the patient. There is a current need to explore different alternatives for restraint use in the hospital setting in order to decrease the usage of restraints. The goal is to encourage current policy development utilizing proper evidence based practice techniques. The policy investigated in this paper was obtained with permission from Henry County Medical Center in September of 2018. A comparison of this particular policy with current evidence based guidelines for the topic of alternative methods to reduce the use of restraints in the hospital was conducted, and recommendations for policy expansion are presented.

References:

Hollins, L. (2017). The NICE 10 minute physical restraint rule: A discussion of the relative risks. Journal Of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 24(9/10), 719-726. doi:10.1111/jpm.12414