Restraint Reduction Program

Restraints Manual for Long Term Care

2014 MDS 3.0 Edition

A Complete Facility Program for Restraint Reduction

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This manual provides the information and essential forms to develop a comprehensive facility restraints program. Guidelines are given for policy and procedure, restraint reduction, documentation, assessment, and care-planning. There is also information on alternatives to restraints, monitoring for negative outcomes of restraint use, educating staff and family members, and obtaining informed consent.

Nursing care plans have been updated to ensure compliance with the change to MDS version 3.0 and with all of the federal regulations and guidelines updated during the past year.

Members of the Nursing, Quality Assurance, Restorative Nursing, and Staff Education departments will find this manual helpful for improving existing restraint programs or developing new programs.