Advisor(s)

Megan Lieb, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Nursing, Health & Behavioral Sciences
m-lieb.2@onu.edu

Jamie Hunsicker, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Health & Behavioral Sciences, Nursing
j-hunsicker@onu.edu

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

The Problem: use of restraints in the acute care setting can help keep both the patient and healthcare team safe. However, when used incorrectly restraints can cause harm or injury to the patient. The improper use of restraints can stem from multiple issues but one of the major problems is substandard education.

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to determine the effect of restraint safety education on nurses’ knowledge and implementation of restraint safety education.

Method: The design of this study is a pre-survey and post-survey with educational information given in between surveys. The participants in this study are the nursing staff on a long-term acute care unit. The survey asks for information such as degree/ certification, experience, patients in restraints, and restraint safety questions. An educational pamphlet will be given out and explained to the participants about proper restraint use.

Pertinent Findings: This study also increased the nurses working knowledge of proper restraint use to decreased patient injury.

Conclusion: This study has improved patient outcomes and has brought awareness to restraint-related injuries. Nursing knowledge of restraint safety and use has also increased. The hospital should implement a yearly presentation on restraint and hands-on demonstration on proper use.

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

Restraint Safety in Acute Care Setting

The Problem: use of restraints in the acute care setting can help keep both the patient and healthcare team safe. However, when used incorrectly restraints can cause harm or injury to the patient. The improper use of restraints can stem from multiple issues but one of the major problems is substandard education.

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to determine the effect of restraint safety education on nurses’ knowledge and implementation of restraint safety education.

Method: The design of this study is a pre-survey and post-survey with educational information given in between surveys. The participants in this study are the nursing staff on a long-term acute care unit. The survey asks for information such as degree/ certification, experience, patients in restraints, and restraint safety questions. An educational pamphlet will be given out and explained to the participants about proper restraint use.

Pertinent Findings: This study also increased the nurses working knowledge of proper restraint use to decreased patient injury.

Conclusion: This study has improved patient outcomes and has brought awareness to restraint-related injuries. Nursing knowledge of restraint safety and use has also increased. The hospital should implement a yearly presentation on restraint and hands-on demonstration on proper use.