Restraint in Residential Aged Care

CPDTime.
1h 5m
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Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
First Published
Updated31 January 2019
Expires 30 December 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course explores current issues surrounding the use of restraint in residential aged care settings.

Topics
  • Ethical and legal issues associated with the use of restraint
  • Challenging behaviours in residential aged care
  • Alternatives to the use of restraint
Need

The use of various forms of restraint is still common in residential aged care facilities and its use remains controversial. There are associated risks related to the inappropriate use of restraint.

There are more beneficent alternatives, with aged care staff not always being educated on what these are, and how they may be implemented, or on what ethical and legal implications are associated with the use of restraint.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to support decision-making by nurses working in residential aged care settings in relation to the provision of safe, quality care and the use of restraints.

Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the ethical and legal issues surrounding decision-making associated with the use of restraint in residential aged care
  • Examine the causes of challenging behaviours in residential aged care
  • Explain strategies that can be implemented as alternatives to restraint
Target Audience

This Course is relevant to all healthcare professionals caring for older people, particularly those who work in residential aged care settings.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
First Published
Updated31 January 2019
Expires
30 December 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Learning Tools
Topics
Residents
Residential Aged Care
Ageing
Aged Care
Ethics
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