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Office of the Inspector General. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; September 2006. Report No. OEI-09-04-00350.
This report presents findings from an investigation into the reporting of and response to restraint and seclusion-related deaths.
Journal Article > Commentary
Hall DK, Zimbro KS, Maduro RS, Petrovitch D, Ver Schneider P, Morgan M. J Nurs Care Qual. 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.