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.

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Author:Linda Aumiller RN, MSN
Miriam Moskowitz RN, MSN
Course No:PR011512
Contact Hours:1.00
Method:Online Self Study
Categories:Critical Care Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Professional Issues
  

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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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