Impact of a Restraint Management Bundle on Restraint Use in an Intensive Care Unit

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

Restraint use has been linked to longer lengths of stay and other undesirable outcomes. This evidence-based project explored the impact of a restraint management bundle on restraint use, quality, and safety outcomes. Results indicated that the proportion of intensive care unit patients restrained decreased significantly (24.3% vs 20.9%) following program implementation. Project results suggest that the restraint management bundle may provide a framework for guiding the process to reduce restraint use, minimize harm, and improve patient safety.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles