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Minimising the Use of Restraint: A Challenging Journey Through Aged Care

Explore topics such as the use of restraint in aged care, diversity and the importance of culture and the balance between safety and the right to choose.
Duration: 60mins

The use of restraint in aged are is very controversial, and strict guidelines are in place to ensure that its use is minimised. While physical and chemical restraint must be minimised, clinicians often find themselves in complex situations involving families and the safety and well being of their elderly loved ones.

The use of restraint in aged care must be minimised but clinicians often find themselves in complex situations involving families and the well being of their elderly loved ones.

Join us as we discuss the controversial topic of restraint in aged care and hear the perspective of clinicians in residential and community aged care sectors. During this course, follow one lady and her family’s journey through the aged care system as her physical and cognitive state declines. We will explore topics such as the use of restraint in aged care, diversity and the importance of culture and the balance between safety and the right to choose.

In this one hour course, you will hear the perspective from clinicians in residential and community aged care sectors and be given the opportunity to interact with our presenters.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the legislation and standards that apply to the use of restraint in aged care.
  • Identify the challenges to minimising the use of restraint in the aged care setting.
  • Learn realistic strategies to reduce the use of restraint in your own practice.

Course Instructors

Cheryl Constance
Cheryl Constance Safety and Quality Manager and Educator in Aged Care

Cheryl is a Registered Nurse with clinical and management experience across acute care, primary and aged care. With a passion for quality in health care and staff development, Cheryl has been actively involved in the design of high quality clinical education with a focus on areas of identified need.

Fiona Bell
Fiona Bell Registered Nurse, Residential Aged Care

Fiona has a Bachelor of Nursing UNE, Graduate Certificate Health Science SCU, Cert IV TAE. She has 15 years experienced in residential aged care in clinical management, clinical nurse specialist, performance improvement and education roles. She has contributed as a writer and reviewer for the NSW TAFE Individual Support Study Guide and occasional papers for the Australian Journal of Holistic Nursing.

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Estimated Time: 60 mins

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