High Impact/High Prevalence Risk Toolkit - Minimising Restrictive Practices
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High Impact/High Prevalence Risk Toolkit - Minimising Restrictive Practices

This short learning activity teaches how to identify and respond to risks associated with the use of restraints

Debra Shearman
Updated Aug 20, 2020

There is a universal risk related to the use of restrictive practices for older people in need of care and services in hospital, residential aged care and at home. The 10 minute Look and Act toolkits optimised for mobile phones or other devices are designed as ‘on the job resources’ to identify and respond to the risk that often has serious and sometimes fatal consequences. The use of restrictive practices is a high impact/high prevalence risk under Standard 3 of the Australian Aged Care Quality Standards and requires prompt recognition and management.

Audience

Anyone providing care and services to older people in residential aged care, acute care, general practice and in the community.

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