Restrictive Practices and Restraints

by Altura Learning

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Course Description:

Use of restraints and restrictive practices can impact a person's human rights, their quality of life, as well as their safety and dignity. This course is filmed from the point of view of the residents who are being restrained and provides a unique insight that allows care staff to learn about and consider effective, person-centred alternatives to restraints and restrictive practices.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the types of restrictive practices that have been known to be used in an aged care setting.
  • Discuss the medical, legal and ethical issues involved in the use of restrictive practices.
  • Recognise how positive support strategies can be used as an alternative to restraint or restrictive practice.

Who is this course appropriate for:

This course is appropriate for all Care Workers and Nursing Staff

Continuing Professional Development Hours:

Up to 8 hours can be earned completing this course.

You can earn 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour by completing the video and assessment questions. If you wish to extend your learning and earn up to an additional 7 CPD hours, you may download the extension exercise which is attached to this course.

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