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Restraint Reduction in Hospice Facilities

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This course addresses safe use of restraint and seclusion in hospice facilities. It discusses when restraint and seclusion are allowed in hospice facilities and effective alternatives that staff can use to avoid triggering situations that may require use of restraint and seclusion.

Chapter 2 covers the meaning of the terms "restraint" and "seclusion" and important considerations in deciding to use restraints and seclusion. Finally, the course provides guidelines for applying restraints and monitoring patients in restraint or seclusion and requirements in reporting any patient deaths associated with restraint or seclusion.

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1) Describe when restraints can be used in hospice
2) Describe strategies to avoid triggering situations for restraints or seclusion
3) Identify nonphysical interventions
4) Define restraints and seclusion
5) Explain key elements in safely using restraints

This course has been verified to align with the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence in Hospice Inpatient Care (HSIC). It was also designed in alignment with ACHC hospice standards, and it provides training to help organizations meet the following federal regulations related to hospice services:

Estimated Runtime: 15 minutes
Last Updated: April 13, 2023
Publication Year: 2022

Reviewed and approved by
Nancy Allen, BSN, RNC, CMC

NOTE: This course is not a substitute for legal advice for any individual provider or situation. Always consult your company's legal or compliance personnel with any questions or concerns related to this subject matter.

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