Restraint Free Care (videotape)
Produced by Healthcare Multimedia Group and Envision, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee; 1995; purchase: $275.00; rental $125.00 (for 5 days)
This videotape is approximately 21 minutes in length, and features four content experts: Drs. Lois Evans and Neville Strumpf, both Associate Professors, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Karen L. Talerico, MSN, Gerontological Nurse Specialist, University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Joanne Patterson, The Whitman Group.
The purpose of the videotape is to provide the viewer with information essential for moving to restraint-free care in both acute and long-term care settings. The videotape has several sections and is accompanied by a program guide which summarizes each: the introduction, learning objectives, facts about restraints, the history and current rationale for the utilization of physical restraints, the impact of regulation, the real meaning of the behavioral symptoms underlying the use of physical restraints, issues undergirding the implementation of restraint-free care, and alternatives to restraints.
The videotape concludes with several clinical examples of common patient scenarios in which nurses generally resort to the use of physical restraints. In each instance, one of the experts provides an alternative interpretation of the situation as well as alternative approaches/solutions to the situation. The program guide concludes with suggested readings and post-test questions conclude the program guide.
This is an excellent resource for health care organizations making the transition to restraint-free care. The videotape is well-done. Despite its short length (less than 21 minutes) this videotape is packed with readily accessible and practical information on alternatives to restraints.
I highly recommend this videotape for any organization poised for making this important transition in how they deliver care.