Date of Award

Summer 2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Committee Chair

Kathy Williams


The aim of this MSN project is to identify and improve the gaps in education regarding physical restraint use in the acute care setting on the elderly patient population. When admitted into hospitals, elderly patients are at much greater risk for being placed in physical restraints due to little education regarding alternative measures to physical restraints and inappropriate assessments. The purpose of this project is to implement education about the detrimental factors and consequences patients may suffer once placed in physical restraints and improve the use of alternative measures to physical restraints. This project will be evaluated by acute care registered nurses and then by collecting data directly from the setting in which the project is implemented. The significance of this project is to improve nursing care for the elderly patient population by reducing physical restraint use during hospital stays.

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