Side rails as physical restraints in the care of older people: a management issue

Roisin Gallinagh, Eamonn Slevin, Brendan McCormack

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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.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages299-306
    JournalJournal of Nursing Management
    Volume10
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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    Gallinagh, Roisin ; Slevin, Eamonn ; McCormack, Brendan. / Side rails as physical restraints in the care of older people: a management issue. In: Journal of Nursing Management. 2002 ; Vol. 10, No. 5. pp. 299-306.
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