For All Inpatient Physicians and Nurses
Effective Dec. 16
On Monday, Dec. 16, a revision goes into effect for provider restraint orders and nurse clinical justifications for non-violent and violent restraints. These changes require further clarification of the patient’s behavior necessitating the need for restraint or seclusion.
Non-Violent Restraint Revision
Select one or more of three options for the restraint reason when entering the order.
Attempting to remove tubes/lines.
Attempting to interrupt treatment.
Other – Specify.
Select from the same three options that providers have, within Clinical Justification.
Note: The general comment field allows you to enter additional information specific to the patient’s behavior. For example, if a patient is pulling at an IV line, select both attempts to remove tubes/lines and attempts to interrupt treatment. Then document that the patient is pulling at the IV line, in the general comment field.