Physical restraint of patients in Australia and New Zealand intensive care units

Matthew J. Maiden, Allison Bone, Megan Fitzpatrick, The George Institute for Global Health, The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group, Shailesh Bihari

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Abstract

Physical restraint of patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) varies between countries. Some apply physical restraints on most ICU patients, while others report never using them [1]. In Australia/New Zealand, a point prevalence study 10 years ago reported that 7% of ICU patients were physically restrained, but provided little other detail about their use [2]. We conducted a study to examine whether the prevalence of physical restraint has changed over a decade, and to understand how restraints are used...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234-236
Number of pages3
JournalIntensive Care Medicine
Volume47
Issue number2
Early online date12 Nov 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Nov 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • patients
  • Physical restraint
  • intensive care units
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

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