Patient Restraint- and how to meet the current standards
The goal of this course is to explain restraint standards handed down by Joint Commission; explain the difference between restraining for medical healing and restraint for danger to self or others; discuss alternatives to restraints; and review what information needs to be documented in the medical record to protect both the nurse and the patient.

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Linda Aumiller RN, MSN
Miriam Moskowitz RN, MSN
Course No:PR011512
Contact Hours:1.00
Method:Online Self Study
Course Expiration:12/31/2015  NOTE: The course must be completed by the expiration date to receive credit
Categories:Critical Care Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Professional Issues

NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2015.

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Course Objectives
  • Describe the difference between restraints applied for medical healing and restraints applied for behavioral health reasons.
  • Explain what type of documentation is needed for each type of restraint.
  • List three alternatives that the RN could use in place of restraints.


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