Restraint and Seclusion

Restraints are only used when less restrictive interventions are ineffective. Restraints are discontinued at the earliest possible time. The order for restraint is obtained by the RN from the physician prior to the initial application and must be:

  • Electronically signed within 24 hours
  • The restraint order stays in effect until the patient is removed from restraints.
  • There is no trial release from restraints.
  • Cannot be PRN

Restraint and Seclusion