Education & CPD

Decision Making and Restraint Use in Residential Care Settings for Older People


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  •   Date: Thursday, 17 October 2019
  •   Registration: Thursday, 17 October 2019 09:45
  •   Start: Thursday, 17 October 2019 10:00
  •   End: Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:30
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This is a one-day education programme that outlines the requirements of the national policy, national standards and professional requirements for the use of restraint. Against this backdrop, the workshop outlines the decision-making process for consideration of the use of restraint as a therapeutic intervention for individual residents.
  • Thursday, 17 October 2019

  • 09:45
  • 10:00
    Legislative and Policy Backing National standards and regulations.
    National policy for a restraint free environment
  • 10:30
    What constitutes restraint?
    Definitions. Intention and effect. Enabler vs. restraint.
  • 11:15
    Tea / Coffee
  • 11:30
    Decision making and restraint use.
    Person centred assessment of needs. Consideration of interventions and alternatives to restraint. Risk assessment. Consent.
  • 13:00
  • 13:30
    Care planning and Restraint Use.
    Developing the care plan for residents where restraint is in use. Monitoring and evaluation of Restraint Use.
  • 15:00
    Group Work
  • 16:00
    Questions and Evaluation
  • 16:30
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
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