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Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)37
Publish Date23 August 2016
Review Date14 May 2019
Expiry Date23 August 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course explores current issues surrounding the use of restraint in residential aged care settings.

Topics include:

  • Ethical and legal issues associated with the use of restraint
  • Challenging behaviours in residential aged care
  • Alternatives to the use of restraint

Target audience

All healthcare professionals caring for older people, particularly those who work in residential aged care settings.

Purpose

To support decision-making by nurses working in residential aged care settings in relation to the provision of safe, quality care and the use of restraints.

Need

The use of various forms of restraint is still common in residential aged care facilities and its use remains controversial. There are associated risks related to the inappropriate use of restraint.

There are more beneficent alternatives, with aged care staff not always being educated on what these are, and how they may be implemented, or on what ethical and legal implications are associated with the use of restraint.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the ethical and legal issues surrounding decision-making associated with the use of restraint in residential aged care
  • Examine the causes of challenging behaviours in residential aged care
  • Explain strategies that can be implemented as alternatives to restraint

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Darren Wake

Peripatetic and always intellectually restless, Darren Wake has pursued varied careers in journalism, media production, academic philosophy and nursing. As a nurse, he worked in the speciality areas of critical care, community care, remote area healthcare and education. As a formally qualified academic philosopher Darren taught undergraduate units in law and ethics in healthcare, although his principle research focus revolved around logic and the philosophy of language. Darren’s media production output can be found scattered about the Ausmed website and in his long forgotten days as a word monkey, he wrote for European publications such as The Scotsman, The Great Outdoors, Country Walking and The Times. In 2014 Darren consulted to the Department of Health for the development of Consumer Directed Care policy and guidelines for remote area communities in the Northern Territory. These days he is the managing editor of a small independent publishing company based in the United Kingdom, and lives in Tasmania. In his spare time, Darren is currently studying a formal course in celestial navigation, just in case the inevitable zombie apocalypse messes with the world’s GPS satellite system.

Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)37
Publish Date23 August 2016
Review Date14 May 2019
Expiry Date23 August 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Residents
Residential Aged Care
Ageing
Aged Care
Ethics
Legal
Patient Safety
Disclaimer

Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.6

37 Total Rating(s)

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Robyn Collins
17 Mar 2019

a great short course on restraints, easy to understand

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Glen Blanch
17 Mar 2019

Well structured course

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Jenny Baker (Gammon)
14 Mar 2019

Worthwhile education reinforced existing knowledge , recommend to all staff working in all aspects of care !

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Kristine Ann Roque Millan
12 Mar 2019

Very useful and informative.

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lois greenhow
11 Mar 2019

A well resented and nfrmatve resentat n

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Caroline Terrell
07 Mar 2019

A thorough, and comprehensive review of restraints.

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Louise Minton
07 Mar 2019

This was a well presented resource which reinforced my knowledge of this area of care.

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Sheryl Gruhn
04 Mar 2019

Very informative and educational. Presented at an easy pace

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John Seaman
02 Mar 2019

A great resource that examines various challenging behaviours in residential aged care. It describes strategies that can be applied as alternatives to restraint, and the ethical and legal issues associated with various types of restraint.

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Heather Jensen
27 Feb 2019

It was clarity and the need to ensure I have the latest knowledge to provide care within ethical and legal boundaries. It has opened up opportunities to look at ways of achieving the residents health, safety and enjoyment of life within the scope of residential care without having to utilise restraint unless it is essential. I am appreciative of the learnings I have taken away and feel more confident in managing challenging residents who deserve our best efforts to maintain dignity at all times.