Creating a Restraint-Free Environment for Canada

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Your first priority, as an employee of a long-term care home is to provide a safe environment designed to help each resident achieve the highest level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being possible. The use of restraints in long-term care contradicts this priority as it has a negative impact on residents’ quality of life. Restraints can result in physical or psychological harm - even severe injury or death. In fact, research over the last several years has shown that restraints are more harmful than they are helpful. Because of the potential for harm, most long-term care homes have adopted a restraint-free policy. Therefore, it is important for you to understand what restraints are and how you can help your home create a restraint-free environment. In this course, you will learn about the two types of restraints, appropriate restraint use, and the steps to creating a restraint-free environment.

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Your first priority, as an employee of a long-term care home is to provide a safe environment designed to help each resident achieve the highest level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being possible. The use of restraints in long-term care contradicts this priority as it has a negative impact on residents’ quality of life. Restraints can result in physical or psychological harm - even severe injury or death. In fact, research over the last several years has shown that restraints are more harmful than they are helpful. Because of the potential for harm, most long-term care homes have adopted a restraint-free policy. Therefore, it is important for you to understand what restraints are and how you can help your home create a restraint-free environment. In this course, you will learn about the two types of restraints, appropriate restraint use, and the steps to creating a restraint-free environment.

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