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Effect of a treatment interference protocol on clinical decision making for restraint use in the intensive care unit: a pilot study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12574706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The literature is replete with articles describing restraint reduction strategies used in long-term care settings, geriatric specialty units, and medical/surgical units in the acute care setting. The feasibility, effectiveness, and appropriateness of such strategies cannot be capriciously applied to the intensive care setting. This article provides an overview of the implementation and outcomes of a pilot study using an algorithmic approach that is clinically appropriate and justifiable for restraint use in the intensive care environment. It provides the critical care nurse with a standardized method for decision analysis when managing patients at risk for treatment interference.
Diana L Vance
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AACN clinical issues     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1079-0713     ISO Abbreviation:  AACN Clin Issues     Publication Date:  2003 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-07     Completed Date:  2003-04-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508191     Medline TA:  AACN Clin Issues     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  82-91     Citation Subset:  N    
Summa Health System Hospitals, Akron, Ohio 44309-2090, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Decision Support Techniques*
Intensive Care Units*
Middle Aged
Nursing Assessment / methods*
Pilot Projects
Restraint, Physical*
Risk Assessment
Statistics, Nonparametric

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