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Focus on…Safe Use of Restraints

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When and how to use restraints

By Gale Springer, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Learn about possible indications for restraint, types of restraints, and how to monitor patients in restraint.

Choosing the right restraint

By Christy Rose, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN
Keeping patients and others safe is crucial, but restraints should be used only as a last resort.

Enclosure bed: A protective and calming restraint

By Jennifer L. Harris, RN, MS, NE-BC
Learn about an alternative to more restrictive restraints.

Assessing and documenting patient restraint incidents 

By Jim Woodard, RN, MBA
Accurate information can promote restraint-free care.

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