Journal Article

Impact of a restraint management bundle on restraint use in an intensive care unit.

Hall DK, Zimbro KS, Maduro RS, et al. Journal of nursing care quality. 2018;33:143-148.

Although physical restraints may be used to protect patients in intensive care units from falls and other accidents, inappropriate restraint use can contribute to adverse events. This commentary describes how one hospital implemented a program using education and team communication tactics to reduce opportunities for patient harm associated with restraint use.