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The College's Restraints practice standard assists nurses in making decisions about using restraints and in understanding their accountability.


  1. Identify the types of restraints.
  2. Compare the myths and facts about restraints.
  3. Review the principle of the minimal use of restraints.
  4. Identify the appropriate use of restraints.
  5. Determine accountability when using a restraint.
  6. Identify a nurse's responsibilities in applying a restraint.


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