Gallinagh, Roisin, Slevin, Eamonn and McCormack, Brendan (2002) Side rails as physical restraints in the care of older people: a management issue. Journal of Nursing Management, 10 (5). pp. 299-306. [Journal article]
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This article explores the use of side rails within the context of physical restraint in gerontological practice. It is debated that side rails can be considered as a form of physical restraint if the individual cannot voluntarily remove/lower the device if he/she wishes to do so. The value of side rails as a protective medium is debated with regard to their association with injuries sustained as a result. Side rails should be used with caution and within a risk management context. Frailty should not be an indicator for the use of side rails, an individualized approach to determine patient's suitability to side rails is advocated.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute of Nursing and Health Research|
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Person-centred Practice
|Deposited By:||Dr Eamonn Slevin|
|Deposited On:||20 Sep 2010 12:36|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2011 11:17|
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