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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
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.
Malone, Rachael, "Reducing the Use of Physical Restraints of the Elderly in the Acute Care Setting" (2022). Master of Science in Nursing Theses and Projects. 55.
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