News / Restraint
Martina Tierney recently published an interesting blog ‘Is it Ever Acceptable to Use Restraint?’ This is a question that comes up frequently during our Lunch & Learns and Seating Assessments and not always an easy one to answer. With a wealth of experience, Martina outlines key factors to consider with restraints. Often with late stage dementia patients and patients with other neurological conditions; they can pose a safety risk to themselves and to others. They might impulsively try to stand up whilst forgetting that they cannot weight bear, therefore they are a high falls risk. Another key concern is when patients might become...