Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Debriefing Tool

  • All orders for restraints should be time limited in duration.
  • The process of discontinuing restraints should include a debriefing process with the interprofessional team and the client/family/SDM to ensure that alternatives to restraint use are discussed and to contribute to a plan of care should restraints be indicated again in the future.

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Clinical Management
Promoting Safety: Alternative Approaches to the Use of Restraints
Sample Tools