Are there any regulatory standards for restraints?
What are some of those standards?
Is there a clear definition of a restraint?
Does this address patients with law enforcement restraints applied?
Who is allowed to order/prescribe restraint use?
Is there any requirement for notifying family of the patient when restraints are going to be used?
Does current documentation specify the locations where restraints are to be applied? (2 point, 4 point vs. Right wrist, Left ankle)
Who is allowed to remove a restraint?
Is there training documentation on team members who can apply and/or remove restraints?
What is the process for removing restraints for treatments, transport, feeding, etc.?
Medical Chart of Patient in Restraints
Do the orders specify which location(s) restraints are to be applied?
Are the orders for non-violent patients renewed each calendar day?
Monitoring is completed every 2 hours for non-violent behavior
Plan of Care is reviewed/updated daily.
Personnel File Review
Team Member Initials:
Team member has completed training on restraints
Data Analysis is being conducted and reviewed for compliance with policy and for continuous improvement.
Restraint log includes date and time of order
Team Members who have not received training are not applying or removing restraints
Date and time of death associated with restraints is being recorded.
Standard Not Being Met:
Recommended Corrective Action:
Opportunity For Improvement
Recognition for exemplary efforts