Care guide for Restraint Use in Adults. Physical restraints are devices that limit specific parts of the patient's body, such as arms or legs.
BACKGROUND: Although controversial, physical restraints are commonly used in adult critical care units in the United States to prevent treatment interference.
Nurs Health Sci. Mar;15(1) doi: /nhs Epub Jan Physical restraints practice in adult intensive care units in Egypt. Kandeel.
We are all familiar with the need to restrain adult patients who are due to their Physical restraint is usually easily available; but can result in harm to both staff.
The identified literature provides some evidence that seclusion and restraint have deleterious physical or psychological consequences.