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Providing Evidence-Based Care: Avoiding the Use of Restraints

The use of restraints in the healthcare setting can severely harm the patient, as well as undermine the trust that is essential in a patient / caregiver relationship. Both CMS and The Joint Commission stress that the use of restraints is a last resort and that alternatives to restraints must be explored and implemented. This program highlights evidence-based strategies for alternatives to restraints.


Program Highlights


  • What is and what is not considered a restraint

  • Triggers that lead to problematic behavior

  • How to assess and evaluate the patient's behavior

  • De-escalation techniques and how to apply them

  • Appropriate monitoring and assessment

  • Practical alternative interventions

  • Documentation requirements for CMS and The Joint Commission


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Learning Objective

To educate healthcare professionals on the very latest information available regarding evidence-based alternatives to the use of restraints


Program Includes
  • Bonus Resource CD
  • 10 Question Post Test with Answer Key
  • Study Guide
  • Learning Tools Included

From The Series
Restraints

Clinical Advisors

  • Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Sue Dill Calloway, RN Esq., AD, BA, BSN, MSN, JD

  • Sharon Stahl Wexler, PhD, RN, BC