Practical approaches to minimising restraint

What is the video about?

In this film we look at two examples of minimising restraint.   In the first example we meet Peter who is living in a care home. Peter has a urinary tract infection , a common side effect of such infections is confusion which is made worse by Peter's Alzheimer's disease.  In the second story we meet Florence, a lady in her 80's who had developed a chest infection and had  been admitted to hospital suffering delirium.  

Messages for practice

1.  Sometimes it is necessary to apply restraint in the person's best interests.
2.  The need for restraint has to be reassessed on each and every occasion as people's needs and capacity change.
3.  Using a person-centred approach and understanding a person's life story is vital.
4.  Talking with colleagues, carers families and people who use services can help to minimise restraint.

Who will find this useful?

Care providers, registered managers, care staff, nursing staff, front line practitioners, social workers, social work students, student nurses, occupational therapists, carers, people who use services.