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

Debra K. Hall, Kathie S. Zimbro, Ralitsa S. Maduro, Deborah Petrovitch, Patricia Ver Schneider, Merri Morgan
2018 Journal of Nursing Care Quality  
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
more » ... s to reduce restraint use, minimize harm, and improve patient safety.
doi:10.1097/ncq.0000000000000273 pmid:28658189 fatcat:6gadtia525bzfh4t2yhlvmezam