Case Study Restraints

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This very situation had happened in a case study done to remove restraints but raise awareness of alternatives to fall prevention. According to Nursing Homes, a Canadian trade publication magazine who has been in print since 1990 Eastern State Hospital initiated a reduction program to remove the use of physical restraints in their facility. This project they explain is a never-ending work offering staff education and training often, in alternatives to restraints. While the hospital cut the number of restraints by 44 percent. They explained that there were many setbacks during this trial and error phase. That many alternatives had to be tried and adjustments made by everyone to make this work. For this company their choice was not, in the end …show more content…
These dangerous are what lead to the concerns of pressure sores, and negative mental anxiety that is caused by restraints. When restraints are used properly they show many advantages that are hard to ignored such as, prevention of falling, maintaining dignity for patients who are known to remove clothing in public places, preventing a confused patient from getting out of the building, stopping a patient from rolling out of bed, stopping a patient from harming themselves or others, and stopping a patient from removing vital medical tubes. There are new laws being made often to keep up maximum safety for someone who are physical restrained. L. Kozub R.N. who is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and R. Skidmore from the Medical College of Ohio, covered a new law that has been put into place by the HCFA (Health Care Financing Administration) as of August 1999. This law requires all …show more content…
In the sense of which is worse, having a device that can be covered up or be told to stop doing an action and look back on that behavior? Another common alternative for those patient who are a fall risk is to lower the bed almost all the way to the floor and place a fall mat on the ground. This mat is thick and normally plain black, making it stand out on the normally white floor. Which one here seems like more of a dignity issue the fact the patient is almost sleeping on the floor because there bed is so low or the fact there are guard rails on the bed? Alternatives may be an option to using a physical restraints, but the argument that they give of dignity and safety seems to be failed in these points. This fact was also pointed out during Enis Morales Rn BSN RNC and Patsy Duphorne assistant professor at the University of New Mexico study. Enis Morales and Duphorne worked with 25 different patients trying alternatives to restraints, such as verbal interventions and change in medications while they were able to cut the use of restraints by almost 50 percent. They found that with some patient alternatives made their aggression worse, requiring more restraint measure then what normally was used for those

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