Restraints

Innovations

Computerized Alerts Do Not Influence Physician Ordering Habits or Improve Clinical Outcomes for Elderly, Hospitalized Patients With Cognitive Impairment 09/14/12

In a randomized trial, Wishard Memorial Hospital provided electronic alerts through a clinical decision support system to physicians treating elderly patients with cognitive impairment, with the...

Crisis Prevention Team Calms Agitated Patients in Psychiatric Units, Leading to a Reduction in the Use of Restraints and Seclusion and Fewer Injuries 04/21/10

Coney Island Hospital developed a trained crisis prevention and response team known as “Code Grey” to calm agitated patients in its psychiatric inpatient unit through the safest and least...

Multipronged Strategy Reduces Use of Seclusion and Restraints to Manage Aggression at Inpatient Behavioral Health Facility 02/04/09

The Sheppard Pratt Aggression Reduction Campaign (also known as SPARK) incorporates a number of approaches based on the recommended core strategies of the National Association of State Mental...

Interdisciplinary Team Identifies and Addresses Risk Factors for Falls Among Nursing Home Residents, Leading to Fewer Falls and Less Use of Restraints 02/18/08

Ethica Health and Retirement Communities developed a falls management program, the cornerstone of which is an interdisciplinary “falls team” at each nursing home that regularly assesses residents...

QualityTools

Restraint Toolkit 09/03/09

TMF Health Quality Institute has developed this toolkit to help nursing home staff limit the use of physical restraints.

Some of the resources included are:

  • Restraint-free days tool
  • Side rail utilization...
Roadmap to Seclusion and Restraint Free Mental Health Services 12/17/07

This training curriculum provides mental health providers with information on prevention strategies and alternative approaches to reduce the use of seclusion and restraint in behavioral health care settings.

This tool includes the...

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